Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Life of a husband with a pregnant wife

My wife is at the five and a half month mark in the pregnancy and SHE IS SHOWING... The whole thing still seems surreal. She has a big belly, the baby kicks, were going to the appointments, and yet part of it seems thousands of miles away. For her the whole thing is all to real at times. She wakes up occasionally due to Shortness of Breath (SOB for short) because she occasionally roles onto her back. This in turn causes our little baby to sit directly on the descending Aorta and Vena Cava thus decreasing blood supply and oxygen to the placenta. Plus my wife wakes up SOB (were ya paying attention to what SOB means? Look above at first usage)....

I also have to tell any of you who are actually reading this just how lucky of a guy I really am. My wife is a trooper. Truly, she's one of a kind. She does everything in her power to keep our home, finances, and everything else in order. My major contribution is working, asking her if I can help her, and staying out of her way (I'm pretty good at my role). One of my roles is to tuck her in at night. Here's how it all goes- she hugs a pillow while laying on her left side (the side they tell you to lay that's best for the placenta), and I tuck a pillow (a body pillow) as a wedge to keep her on her left side. I then push my body against the pillow so that she can't roll onto her back. This allows her to sleep all through the night without waking up SOB...

Another one of my roles is to listen. Now I'll be the first to admit I'm not always good at this. What did you say? I was distracted.... This has been very difficult for me at times especially when my loving wife is the worst back seat driver this side of the Mississippi... I kid you not when I tell you that she could nickel and dime Mother Theresa's driving to death even if she was on a clear stretch of road... This ability to critique my driving has only gotten worse, and dare I say I had to ask her to stop talking the other day because I truly was in fact getting a migraine (I had to apologize for the way I asked her later). Now if your a guy you know that listening is a skill we have to work extra hard at (especially if the big game is on... I mean it is the Western Conference Finals).... This is a skill I'm working on but finding it to be an excruciatingly painful process....

The birthing class is coming up and I have to say I'm looking forward to it... Plus I signed up for a daddies to be class. I'm not too sure what that one is going to be like but I figure it can't hurt. I can only hope that I don't get some nut job that is asking me to become one with the fetus, or who likes to point you out in front of the class for everything they feel you do wrong (even though Larry, Moe, and Curly are doing the same exact thing too). I'm probably going to get stuck with some whack job instructor...

I just took about a five minute break to go spend time with my beautiful wife and feel the baby kick... Something we really enjoy doing. There's nothing quite like it... I really have enjoyed spending time with my wife this past year. Since we both graduated from nursing school we have really started to click like we did prior to school (not that we were estranged while in school, but time was limited).

Speaking of which I'm going to go spend some more time with the love of my wife. I do love her dearly despite her back seat driving obsession...

Mousie Marc

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A dad to be in socialist america

Now since most of you (if any of you are reading) don't know me let me introduce myself four blogs in. I'm Marc, I'm an RN, soon to be first time dad, and lover of God, Jesus Christ and Freedom. Today I would like to discuss my soon to be experience with being a first time dad.

My wife got pregnant around late December of 2007. We planned this and trusted God for the best. Well she got pregnant very quickly, and we are having a boy this late September of 2008. I'm pretty excited to meet the little man, and more than just a little scared on top of it. Will I drop him? Accidentally leave him in the car? What if I get distracted? Not to mention all the whacked out stuff they teach in Public brainwashing (I meant school) system. So I have to send my boy to private school or he will end up thinking boys should wear dresses, prostitute themselves out at age 12, and be fully instructed on how to put a condom on a cucumber but not have a lick of knowledge about who George Washington is.

If this isn't the worst of it I just read an article about some whack job leftist social worker who stomped into a private school and illegally searched a couple of eight year olds for child abuse (none was found). The article went on to say that these things happen all the time in public school and the school never reports it to the parents. A red neck says, "Don't be spankin yur kidz dare boy or dems libby's will come ands put ya in jail for years." If you've never played the game of Red Neck Life you just won't get that last statement (However, it is a fun board game). Back to my point though, the socialist objectives of the public psychotication (I meant public, I'm sorry) system is meant to do one thing: Turn you kid into a self centered communist psychopath.

Here are some other fun things that our good country has set up...

Sexual predators: NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) who think parents are thwarting their childs (and were talkin 3 to 7 year olds) inner sexual desire to be with grown men. Plus we have judges who let sexual predators out of jail after they serve 30 days. Just so they can come and stock our kids tomorrow. Thanks???

Free Sex, prostitution, and more immoral sex: instead of teaching our children to cherish intamacy and the marriage relationship our schools and boob tube (emphasis on the boob part) teach them to screw now and screw as often as you can.... It's cool to be a whore....

They teach our children to be communists who hate their own country (just for the record both Republicans and Demacrats are socialist if you know what the CFR is).

But most of all our current political and moral climate teaches our children to hate GOD and everything that has to do with Jesus Christ. Even if you think I'm nuts (Try doing a little research in the Counsil of Foreign Relations and you might change your mind) believe me when I tell you that the only way for us to truly love and save our children is to teach them to love and God our father, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

May God Bless You and your family,

Mousie Marc

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Maxed Out, Documentary by Mark Mumma,

It does seem as though the american way is to go in debt now and pay later. Unlike our ancestors from yester-year we like to have everything now. Why earn the money to purchase expensive item A? Just put it on credit, and unlike your great grandparents you can have instant satisfaction now (they actually had to earn the money, put the work in first, and have a real value behind that dollar they were spending. How yesterday). I mean the credit card companies say you can pay for it, so you must be able to handle it right? Nah, they wouldn't allow you to bite off more than you can chew. If you want a real expose on how the rich keep getting richer while the poor continue to get poorer watch this movie. Here is just some of what you will see. * George W. Bush's top campaign contributor was MBNA (credit card company) who just so happened to write a Bush supported bill to re-write the bankruptcy laws. Want to know what this means for you? Watch the movie. * The credit card company target college students who have NO INCOME. Some of these kids get so far into credit card debt (beyond school debt) that they can't get themselves out. The movie tells the story of two such individuals who eventually commited suicide. These same credit card company however will not give credit cards to 18 and 19 years olds who hold jobs. Nope, they know they can pay their bills on time. * The people the credit card companies target the most are the working poor. They know they can only afford to make minimum payments. Therefore, they keep them enslaved to debt their entire life. They never have a chance to be anything other than poor. This movie tells a tale of a financial specialist who came to talk to exec's from a big credit company. She told them if they would stop giving credit to those who are "least likely to be able to pay their bills" they would cut their risk by over 50%. The CEO/President spoke up at that point and said, "But that's how we make all our money." Who are the one's who can't pay their bills? The working poor! The credit card companies target the poor, take advantage of them, and send them into financial ruin. * So how can these credit card companies afford to give credit to people they know can't pay? 1. They get minimum payments with inflated interest as long as they can. 2. Once the individual stops paying they tack on hugs fees to the debt up to 180 days in non-payment. After that they sell the debt (after inflated fees are added) to another company at a reduced rate. However, since they tripled the amount of your loan in fees they can sell that debt at a profit. * Companies that buy the dilinquent debt of credit card companies will absolutely harrass you. They will call you day and night. They will contact your family, your neighbor, and call your employer. They will garnish your wages. Once story had them calling a man who just lost his wife. She killed herself due to the debt she caused (and subsequently hid from) her family. The company that bought the debt told the family something along the lines, "If you would have payed more attention maybe she wouldn't be dead." That's a nice thing to come home from a funeral to. * The credit card system is made to make the rich richer, send the middle class into the poor house, and make the poor poorer. Both the Demoncrats and Repugnicans have sold out to the credit card companies. * You should watch this movie/documentary. Teach your children about the bondage of debt, and for God sake don't fall victim to their financial enslavement.

God Bless,

Mousie Marc
With this review I hope to cover some areas others have not. I would have the reader to read more than just my review of this product. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto, A Norton critical edition Edited by Frederic L Bender.

The Communist Manifesto is by all means one of the most (if not the most) controversial documents of non-religious origin. This Norton Critical Edition does this work justice in many ways: It gives a bullet point historical outline of events leading up to the manifesto, provides a brief history leading up to the writing of the manifesto (a must read in my opinion), provides the manifesto itself, and then gives the reader commentary from various writers concerning the manifesto's historical impact and interpretation. All this in just over 200 pages. Those looking only for a brief description of the product need read no further. The rest of this review is my impression of the manifesto and the historical context in this volume. Events leading up to the writing of "The Communist Manifesto" saw many Europeans in poverty. Marx himself lost three of his own children; to quote a note in Oxford's version of Marx's "Capital" stated, "Poverty was partly responsible for the death of three of his six children." At any rate Pauperism was the norm in European society, and Marx attempts to paint a grotesque picture for the reader: The Bourgeois (capitalists, the have's, the rich) vs. the Proletarians (impoverished). Background of the text sees the artisans (middle class) vanishing (loss of the middle class) , and an increase in number of the Proletarians. This helps the reader grasp a clear visual of European society prior to the writing of the manifesto (it is interesting to note that Germany was in ruins prior to the rise of Hitler). Let us now look at Marx himself. What I found most interesting about Marx's writing is that he really saw no other alternative but to call for removal of all Bourgeois power, and abolition of owning property. To quote Marx, "The communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only be the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!" Marx also openly criticized what he considered other forms of socialism that did not call for "forcible overthrow" and referred to one of them as "Utopian." Marx states further, "There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc.; that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience." This is one of the most shocking comments (to me personally) made by Marx in his manifesto.

There are individuals that don't understand that under Marxist communism freedom of religion doesn't exist. There is a side note from another writing of Marx (supplied cleverly by Frederic L Bender the editor of this version ) where Marx is very critical of Christianity. To quote Marx, "The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self -contempt, abasement, submissiveness and humbleness, in short all the qualities of the rabble, and the proletariat, which will not permit itself to be treated as rabble, needs its courage, its self-confidence, its pride and its sense of independence even more than its bread. The social principles of Christianity are sneaking and hypocritical, and the proletariat is revolutionary." (Marx, The Communism of the Rheinische Beobachter, Marx, Engels Collected works). It is at this moment that I would like to divert momentarily into the difference between Christian thought and Marx. Marx writings are indignant toward Christianity in general, and call on the state to assume control over all aspects of life: religion, property, and all business. The Christianity of the Bible was never a political system. Peter told Ananias in Acts 5:3-4 that the property that Ananias sold was his own, and that "after it was sold was it not in thine own power?" Ananias could have chosen to not sell the property, or to keep a portion of the money for himself without lying about it. The record itself shows a spiritual decision that took Ananias outside God's protection. However, the important context is that the decision belonged to Ananias. No one forced him to sell his property. After all Peter stated, "Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold , was it not in thine own power?" Christian doctrine did NOT involve the FORCED take over of property, nor did it impose a belief system on those who chose not to commit to Christian doctrine. Now what men have done in the name of God over the centuries is a much different story, and would not be prudent to indulge in at this time. In closing, I would like to point out that Marx was a free trade advocate. The editor of this text points this out on numerous occasions that sited other works of Marx. Marx himself saw free trade as a vehicle to unite socialism. The reader needs to be aware that Marx vision was to see the rise of Capitalism as a necessity means to the bourgeois coming to power and a proletariat revolt. Unfortunately after deep consideration I can see these forces at work in the U.S.A.!!! The almost certain death of the middle class and the rise of huge corporations. Politicians who succumb to help the few at the expense of many. We are in fact becoming more of a have and have not society ourselves. The one great principle we as Americans have is the ability to start our own business. Small business is still the key to wealth in this country. Employers will never give an individual financial freedom. It is only the right we still hold by a thread to start our own business and make our own wealth that really keeps capitalism alive and thriving. Without it, you are left with a have and have not society, and with it will come the rise of another Marx. I pray that our country turns from this form of soft socialism that has been imposed upon us, and that we never have to witness those horrid words spring forth from another's pen, " WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES UNITE!" That is the biggest lesson I took away from this.

God Bless,

Mousie Marc

Oh Baby The Places You'll Go, Dr. Seuss

Dear Baby,

Me wife got this book from a friend who's name was Brook. Read it and breed it and enjoy she said while she cooked; So we got really busy one-sy, two-sy, and three-sy all in one nightsy we did. You will be bornsy about nine monthsy after we sealed the deedsy, and daddy slept wellski after we mades they I did. I shall read this book to an embryo in utero you see, and maybe I'll do it while's eating for free. Your brain will be insane with all the verbage you'll hear. Soon you'll bounce while I bald and tell bad jokes in your ear. Those wrinkles I receive you'll give me for free. One-ski, Two-ski, I see more-ski before I'm forty, OH DEAR. My dad-ski warned me of all the trouble you'll cause me. He said, "You'll get a child who will grey you and deprive you of sleep like you did to me." I said, "A, I'm not grey, but I occasionally take a rolaids before I take my wife for a jump in the Hey, Hey Hey." In the end the book claims you'll be smarter and a better farter if I read to you this day. I'll do it I say, just keep your little pee pee at bay after all I don't need a shower this day.
oh please promise not to spray....

Bottom Line: Great little book. Cute read it to your child in utero and watch the brain grow. I had to use the word embryo with utero, but your childs not an embryo.

Mousie Marc