Friday, November 07, 2008

Obama Nation

In this 2008 Presidential race, America has been witness to one of the most staunchly pro-abortion candidates in years and now he is in fact our president. Here is a quote from the man himself on this issue:

"There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield." - Obama

There is so much overwhelming irony in Barack Obama's position on abortion. First of all, if anyone hasn't noticed. Obama is in fact an African American man. An African American man states that he will fight hand in hand with Planned Parenthood to protect this fundamental issue, being the right for a woman to choose to slaughter her unborn child. The founder and and leader of Planned Parenthood and abortion revolution is Margaret Sanger. Indeed if she were alive today she and Barak Obama would be the best of friends, fighting ceaselessly to protect this beautiful right. Let us see what dear Margaret has to say about the abortion issue:

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." -Sanger

Oh dear. Seems to me that Maggie appears to be a bit of a racist. What exactly is she saying here? Not sure...well here's another:

                                               "Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."

Would you like a few more?

"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

"Birth control: to create a race of thoroughbreds." 

"Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly. … Funds that should be

used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to maintenance of those who

should never have been born."

If indeed Pres. Obama is fighting for the same ideals of Planned Parenthood like he undeniably states it seems to me that he is fighting for the elimination of his own race. I find this a little disturbing considering it was a great percentage of his race that got him elected. 

This can't possibly be what Obama wants, after all, "no one is pro-abortion." Indeed no. After all, abortion is the only right that the liberals think every woman should have but the thing that they all wish didn't exist. No body WANTS to have an abortion...but everyone should have the right to have one should they choose.

"I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby" -Obama

No, no one should be punished with a horrible thing like a baby. So, tonight when Barak has the nanny tuck in his dear little daughters they will be told stories of values and morals that they should uphold and reflect.  Maybe they will even be shown pictures of a partial birth abortion.

"On an issue like partial birth abortion, I strongly believe that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly. All I've said is we should have a provision to protect the health of the mother, and many of the bills that came before me didn't have that." - Obama

Ladies and Gentlemen, your new president;

Q: What is your view on the decision on partial-birth abortion and your reaction to most of the public agreeing with the court's holding?

A: I think that most Americans recognize that this is a profoundly difficult issue for the women and families who make these decisions. They don't make them casually. And I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy. And I think that's where most Americans are. Now, when you describe a specific procedure that accounts for less than 1% of the abortions that take place, then naturally, people get concerned, and I think legitimately so. But the broader issue here is: Do women have the right to make these profoundly difficult decisions? And I trust them to do it. There is a broader issue: Can we move past some of the debates around which we disagree and can we start talking about the things we do agree on? Reducing teen pregnancy; making it less likely for women to find themselves in these circumstances. ''

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I know, I know...

I have had almost no time to write or breathe for that matter.

A lot of things have been happening in my life between shows and school and work. I have done three shows this semester and each one has been so amazing.
The season started out with Our Town by Thornton Wilder. I was lucky enough to be cast as Emily Webb, a role I was reluctant about at first. I read this play in 9th grade at Trinity so my opinions of it were, obviously, tainted. I asked that if at all possible, I not be cast at all so of course, I got the lead. After working on this show for a couple of weeks, I started to really enjoy it and by the end was very upset that it was over.

The second show I did has probably been my favorite show I have ever done and it was Man of La Mancha. I was blessed enough to also be cast as the lead in this one as well as the role of Aldonza. This is truly, truly a remarkable show. At first I was hesitant because Aldonza is a whore... yes, a genuine whore. I didn't know how I felt about portraying myself that way. Also there is a very violent rape scene that involved me and 5 other guys. I worked extensively with my director and even though it was a very hard scene to get through, I felt very safe. I honestly feel that this has been the best show I have ever done. I got incredible feed back from it and requests from several directors who came and saw the show. I also had the remarkable privilege to meet Mr. Dan Rodden, an equity actor from Chicago that was hired to play Don Quixote. He was such a joy to work with and truly a remarkable actor. I still keep in contact with him and we remain very very good friends.

Even before La Mancha ended I started my 3rd show, Dancing at Lughnasa; an Irish Catholic play about 5 poor sisters. It was a hard transistion to move from La Mancha, which was incredible, to a pretty slow paced show about Irish women. I went from playing a prostitute to a 40 year old irish catholic school teacher. What a leap! It was a challenge that I took on willingly and had a lot of fun with. This show did not do as well as La Mancha and was not really for college student audiences but I did enjoy it. We closed this weekend and it was rather sad because it was my last show at Normandale.

After La Mancah ended I decided to take a risk and audition at The Chanhassen Dinner theater. They are an incredibly exclusive theater and so when I got even a call back I was very surprised. A week later I got a call offering me the lead in their mainstage production of the musical, SWING. I was completely in shock and still am. It is going to be an incredibly tough process with only one day off a week and 8 shows per week but I am so so excited for it!

I have been working hard to maintain a 3.8 GPA which has only been a struggle due to so many other outside commitments. I have really enjoyed all the classes I am taking especially my Drama in Literature class. I get to read and write about plays all week... who wouldn't like that!
Now that I have a little more down time for a while, I will work very hard to write in here more often because I have quite a few things to say that I haven't had time before to rant about!