Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"America, Canada , all Europe ..... needs a President like this
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.
Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians'. 'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'. 'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.' 'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.''If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Saturday, November 7, 2009
So we went out to the lake since there is a fun little path out there and since the mosquitoes are gone we can once again enjoy Lake Newell.
Its a good thing we got a picture of the beginning hike sign because we certainly didn't make it to the end of the hike but they were very excited!
There were some very convenient piles of leaves to play in and throw at eachother.
Im not sure where Vance got the binoculars from but they are hers and she loves them.
And after probably a ten minute hike we got out of the shelter of the trees and the sun hid so we froze and went back to the van. Short but sweet. Irregardless of the length though Melia was very proud of us for taking her on a hike so today we are amazing parents. I just thought I should write it down for future evidence.
For young womens we had a little party so naturally I went to the internet to abduct fun ideas from other people and here were our results. (Melia and I had a lot of fun - she watched the movie on how to decorate the pumpkin with me many times and lectured daddy about the art of cake decorating when he got home). She also decorated some of her own cups so her, Kyan and daddy could have a party while I was "out doing my church stuff". She had a great deal more chocolate on her cups than I did on mine. Does that mean hers were better? Sorry no pictures but you can imagine what your 3 year old would do if you gave her a paintbrush and a bowl of melted chocolate and a cup to decorate.
Kyan got to be a turtle (his costume was size 6-12 months) and the turtle definately suited him well during trick or treating. He is very slow when he is test tasting each candy through the package from each house. He also very helpfully pointed to his bucket in case people didn't know where to put the candy and closed people doors for them a couple times as well. "You give me candy then you close the door - not that difficult!" Stephanie's picture of Kyan and Tessa tells the whole story of their special friendship so refer to her facebook if you are in any doubt of him asking her on a date until she stops biting =).