Saturday, February 21, 2015


Here is yet another example of how pot smokers think. A guy named Paul, a grown, married man, often writes to me and makes fun of me for collecting dolls, etc. Today he told me that not everybody has the same morals as I do, and that  "if there is this god he is the one that put this miraculous plant on this earth. It would be wasteful for us not to utilize this plant. If you have never tried it everything you have heard about it is second hand information."

Needless to say, I told him the following:

AAARGHHH you must be the 200th Internet person just this week to tell me that not everybody has the same morals as I do! I KNOW THAT! BOY do I know that, after talking to people on the Internet! And that is why I realize I need to talk some sense into you people and help you realize that there is a better way to live, that you are too GOOD to be doing things like using drugs! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and smoke POT? At any age?? What a thing to do!

And you guys ALWAYS tell me about how God put marijuana on the Earth, blah blah blah. I have said over and over that just because He put marijuana on the Earth doesn't mean He wants us to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! And if you guys are all so dang religious, talking about God all the time, then you of ALL people should know better than to use drug. A religion is supposed to teach people to AVOID drugs, not encourage them to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! Otherwise, what is a religion FOR? Heck, I wasn't even religious in high school or college and I sure never smoked pot. Nobody ever offered it to me or talked about it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband!

And then after college I joined the Mormon church where we have direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This HELPS us. It FREES us. What do you want me to do, tell God he is wrong and drop out of my church?

And it makes me furious that you people always say that if I haven't tried pot, I can't possibly speak up against it! You said that "everything I have heard about pot is second hand information." I have said over and over that one of the main reasons I have been forced to continue speaking up against pot is because you guys always accuse me of thinking it is dangerous and addictive and kills people. NOBODY THINKS THAT! Doesn't it even OCCUR to you that we are against it because it's a mind-altering drug?? Pot smokers ADMIT to us all the time online that they use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", etc. We BELIEVE them when they tell us why they use it and how it affects them! And that is why we are against it! That is what makes it wrong! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons!!

And you all think that if only I would TRY pot, I'd see how "fun" it is. I have said over and over that if I tried it, I'm sure I would enjoy it! Of course it would be "fun"! I totally BELIEVE you guys when you tell me why you use it and how it affects you! But that is why I am against it! That is what makes it wrong! Can't you see that???

Comments like yours only make me see how much we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever. Again, it is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING mind-altering drugs?? Heaven's no. 


Someone, let's just call this person "Starlight", sent me the following:

So you're against mind altering drugs. That means you should be against alcohol, anti-depressants, sleep medication, serotonin, nutmeg(that get's you high), caffeine(coffee). Sorry but I have not seen weed ruin people's lives. I've seen people get high off of medicine that treats mental illnesses. And people swear and cuss, that's just how it is. In fact the MAJORITY of society swears no matter what country you go in. Dude, have you been living under a rock for the past 40 years? Society is changing, weed is acceptable(becoming acceptable)its even legal from recreational use in 2 states, and where I'm at it's about to become legal for recreational use(meaning we can buy it in stores, just like liquor). You sound eerily similar to those people who oppose gay marriage, only you're opposed to weed. 

There is so much wrong with this letter I can't even begin...

And then this person tells me:
In Colorado and California you can just go out and buy weed, it's legal for recreational use there :) And here in my state it's legal medically, but we're working on legalizing it for recreational use. In a minute weed will be accessible for non-medical users.  Don't be so upset, this is just the world changing and it's nothing you can do to stop it. People like their weed and so do I. I have a master's degree(was smoking while I was in school too), I have a great job, great life, I'm happy. My entire family smokes and grows(they have a license to do so) Weed has been proven to help with mental illnesses as well. You can always go live in a Amish community. Prescription drugs can be more dangerous than marijuana. It killed my aunt. Her blood pressure meds killed her. You should rant against prescription drugs as well. Because I rather my kids smoke weed then OD on pills if I had a choice. I wouldn't be as pissed. Of course you can't compare weed to other drugs because weed doesn't kill you. Also what is moral and immoral is subjective. Weed is F**KING(I know you hate swearing, and anything that isn't pure and NOBEEELLLL) awesome. I'm glad the company I work for is liberal and they give 0 sh*ts. We're in the midst of a paradigm in society, and no amount of writing you do can change it.  

Cindybin's Reply:

AARGGHHHHHH WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?? You immature, immoral people always tell me about how smart and successful you are, as if that makes it okay to get high on pot! THAT MAKES IT WORSE! Because you of ALL people should know better! You set a terrible example and go against everything that most parents try to teach their kids about drugs and life! Can't you see that?? What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and smoke POT? At any age?? WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS?? Tell them to email me, I would love to talk to them!

And then you bring up about how "prescription drugs are more dangerous than marijuana"??? AAARGGHHHHH! First of all, I thought marijuana wasn't dangerous at all! You guys are always telling me that marijuana is so SAFE. So which is it? Is it dangerous or totally safe?? And secondly, you guys ALWAYS think that I am against pot because I think it is so dangerous and deadly and "ruins your life." NOBODY THINKS THAT! Doesn't it even OCCUR to you idiots that we are against pot because it's a mind-altering drug???? Are you that immoral and immature that you can't even see why this is wrong?? GROW UP!

I will use your comments in my upcoming blogs and videos to show why we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES. Again, it is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! LIKE YOU!  I hope the world sees your comments. They prove my point EXACTLY.



A guy named Tony writes:
ALL cannabis is medicine ALL,,, ITS really none of your business who uses it. You need to look at your own life! You need to re-evaluate yourself because at the end of the day you die by yourself, NO ONE is going with you. You need to f**king wake up. Seriously you want to invade other peoples space and tell them what to do with THEIR LIFE while your out there walking fucking dolls down the street that you call a hobby but what I see is a much fancier black van offering candy.  How do you like being told your wrong? I can say say I have saved lives! I have helped heal cancer, I have helped people with seizures, and I have helped people quit alcohol for a much better lifestyle regrowing their liver instead of killing it! I have made lives better... I have seen with my own two eyes skin cancer gone and gone for ever. What have you done beside go and cry and troll people telling them they are wrong when you play with live like dolls?!?!?!?! You have N contributions other than being a bitchy c*nt to hundreds people over the years. You bring anger and misdirection, you tell lies, lies because you are uneducated! all of that makes you a virus, MRSA bacteria to the people around you. You bring sickness with your philosophy and actions, and you create hate. That is what you bring to the table,,,, and yes you do want me and my kids locked up because it is people like you who do it with your f**ked up thinking. Cannabis has killed ZERO people,,, but YOU and PEOPLE LIKE YOU are murdering thousands everyday! you murder them by proxy!!! You have blood on y0ur hands and are guilty of murder

My reply:

AARGGHHHH As far as it being none of my business who smokes pot, I have said over and over that we all should be OUTRAGED at the casual users who keep the whole illegal drug trade in business and all the crime and violence by the cartels! THIS AFFECTS EVERYONE! Don't you read the news??

And I have said over and over that I never even THOUGHT about pot before all this! I never smoked pot, I've never even SEEN marijuana! This all started 10 years ago on Yahoo where I went to post about LOWCARB DIETS! There were always these marijuana stories there, and I made one innocent little comment saying that we shouldn't use drugs and that you can get into trouble if you get busted, and all heck broke loose, with pot smokers cussing me out and threatening me and accusing me of all these WRONG THINGS, accusing me of thinking that pot is dangerous and deadly and "ruins your life", etc. They all thought that if only I knew how safe pot is, and that people like Carl Sagan smoked it, that I'd suddenly realize it's okay to get high!

And I can't BELIEVE you brought up about my dolls! I just can't believe this. I have said over and over how FURIOUS it makes me when people make fun of me for these dolls! I have explained over and over that doll collecting is a very popular, rewarding hobby for ADULTS! There are thousands of doll videos, clubs, organizations, guide books, websites, etc. all for adult collectors! I go to vintage doll and toy shows and they are packed with adults--guys go for action figures, trains, cars, etc. and the ladies go for collectible dolls. I came to YouTube and found the huge doll collecting community and that is where I got the idea to make a few videos, by watching all the other THOUSANDS of doll videos! I DON'T NORMALLY TAKE MY DOLLS DOWN THE STREET! It was just for the VIDEO! Can't you see that?? What is WRONG with you guys, always making fun of me for this??? The reason I made that video of taking the doll in the stroller, etc. was because I saw all these other videos made by and for adult collectors who have these dolls. Part of the fun of showing of the realism of those realistic "reborn" baby dolls is making videos showing them in realistic situations, as if they are a real baby. NOBODY thinks they are real, and it is JUST FOR FUN. It is just role-playing, just showing off the realism of the baby JUST FOR FUN. Those baby dolls aren't even my favorite dolls! I am more into other types of dolls--American Girl, fashion dolls, vintage dolls, etc. I only bought a couple of the reborn baby dolls as an extension of my doll hobby, just for fun! I have real grandchildren that keep me very busy--one of whom IS a baby! I push HER in the stroller and change HER diaper!! I barely even have time to look at these reborn baby dolls! But just because I made a few videos years ago to participate in the huge doll collecting community here on YT, you guys all think that I do nothing but sit and "play with dolls" all day, like I'm some kind of crazy, immature FREAK! It is JUST A HOBBY! I have many other hobbies and interests as well, I just don't make videos of them! But dolls are a very VISUAL thing, and that is why we collectors like to make videos for each other! It is just for FUN! Nobody thinks the dolls are real, and we just put them in realistic situations to show off their realism, because they are works of art--reborn artists work very hard on these dolls! I liked dolls as a young girl and then packed them away in my teens. And then I raised my sons and didn't really have dolls in the house. And then in my 40's I stumbled upon some library books on vintage Barbie dolls and discovered that those 60's Barbie dolls I had as a kid are valuable now and sought after by collectors. So that is how I got into the hobby. Then we got the Internet and I found all these doll websites and groups and auctions and message boards, and met so many nice ladies who collect dolls, and sew for them, fix them up and display them, learn their history, etc. And then we got YT and I had such fun watching the many doll videos here, and decided to make a few of my own to participate in the community. But you guys always have to insult and attack me PERSONALLY, trying to make me feel bad about myself, like I am some kind of mentally-challenged FREAK who sits around and "plays with dolls" all day and takes them for walks and thinks they are real. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?? As I said, I barely even look at those reborn baby dolls, they aren't even my favorite type of dolls! I might change their outfits to go along with a holiday theme and display them as part of the holiday, but that's about it!! I have a very busy life, REAL grandchildren I help take care of, and lots of other hobbies and interests! Again, this is yet another reason I have been forced to speak up against pot all these years, is because you pot smoking bullies always bring up my dolls. This started even back on the old Yahoo boards 10 years ago, where once they found out I collect dolls as a hobby, they constantly made fun of me for it.

And what are you talking about?? MEDICAL MARIJUANA?? Have you not read a THING I have written over the years??? I have said over and over that I am NOT AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA! That is a totally different issue! I am a nice person and of course would not want someone to suffer! If marijuana truly helps someone with a true medical condition, then of course that is a good thing! I would use it myself if I had to, if it worked and were legal for that! I have been trying for YEARS to write an article on the BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA! But I have yet to find a single decent person to interview to use as an example in my article! All the casual users rave about the medical benefits in order to justify getting  high, and even the "medical" users I've talked to and seen online have been horrible like the casual users, cussing me out, threatening me with death and bodily harm, attacking my religion, my looks, my sex life, making mean videos and websites about me, making fun of me for collecting dolls (as YOU did), etc. etc. etc. I have collected THOUSANDS of comments and emails from "medical" users, supporters and growers who are just HORRIBLE. Now all I want to do is write articles and make videos using these comments, to show what people are like! Doctors, lawmakers and the entire public needs to know!

It is just SOOOO depressing. I always thought MEDICAL users would be nice, that surely they would agree that we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs recreationally. What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on pot? At any age? And we shouldn't use alcohol, either! I say the same things against alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! Can't you see my point?? All I am saying is that we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", enjoy life, celebrate, socialize, etc. This is good morals and just plain common sense!

If you told me NICELY that you are all about MEDICAL marijuana, I would have gladly supported you and offered to interview you for the article I have been TRYING to write on the benefits of MEDICAL MARIJUANA. But how can I support you after all you have said to me?? Now I have to add your comments to my huge folder filled with all the other THOUSANDS of comments and emails from "medical" users, supporters and growers. It is just SOOO depressing. I can't believe people are like this. Aren't there ANY nice, true medical users out there??

And I don't want anybody locked up for pot! Gee Whiz!! I am just saying that we shouldn't use drugs! Nobody would have to worry about being locked up for pot if they didn't smoke pot! How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even FIND this stuff? it is ILLEGAL! I have never even SEEN marijuana! But it is illegal NOW, and kids need to realize the trouble they can get into if they get busted!

And what "lies" do I say about pot? What do I say about pot that isn't true? One of the main reasons I have been forced to continue speaking up against pot all these years is because you people always accuse me of telling lies! That is crazy! And you must be the 200th Internet person just this week to tell me that pot hasn't killed anybody! Why do you people ALWAYS tell me that?? You all think that we are against pot because we think it's all dangerous and deadly and kills people. Nobody thinks that! Doesn't it even OCCUR to you that we are against it because it's a mind-altering drug?? Pot smokers ADMIT to us all the time online that they use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", enjoy life, etc. We BELIEVE them when they tell us why they use it and how it affects them! And that is why we are against it! That is what makes it wrong! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons! This is good morals and just plain common sense! People need to grow up and set an example! 

So then after I finish replying to the guy above, I read the following email from a guy named Jack:

I have a very simple theory on life, and you should too cindybin in fact everybody should. As long as it is not hurting anybody else, not me nor anybody else has the right to tell somebody what they can and cant do with their own bodies. it is Ludacris also to sit back and say you shouldn't smoke marijuana period just because it is illegal. I have seen the unfortunate circumstance of somebody who had never even have a single sip of alcohol in their lives have major surgeries in a row that in the end left them PHYSICALLY ADDICTED to opiates thanks to the oxycontin. Marijuana still is not legal for medical purposes yet legalized f**king heroin is and you want to talk about morals? We live in a corrupt society now and the only real reason marijuana hasn't been legalized entirely is due to the fact that the pharmaceutical companies would lose a ton of money in that process since the only alternative to constant pain is the opiates that they produce legally. Get off your high horse and understand things are not as black and white as "good" or "bad" because the fact is you don't know what somebody is going through and why they choose to smoke marijuana, in my case I personally know individuals who frequently use marijuana legitimately as a pain reliever as opposed to what they were prescribed and they live happy, productive, high functioning lives. What kind of world do we live in where people think they know whats best for everybody and THINKS they can tell them what to do? that's my question.

My reply:



And I am not against marijuana just because it's illegal! I am just saying that it is illegal NOW! I did not make the laws, I'm just stating the facts! Parents HAVE to tell their kids to obey the law! No parent wants to bail their child out of jail and have them face a stern, harsh judge who treats them like dirt! I have seen kids go through heck in the court room where I live, just for having an empty pipe! Kids need to realize the trouble they can get into! But even if pot were legal, what parent would EVER raise their kids to grow up and get high on pot? At any age?


(I could have said much more but I'm tired of typing and have a million things to do. But this shows you what people are like--all these "medical" users, supporters and growers. I get emails like this ALL THE TIME. This is just a sample. More will be on the way.)

(Oh, and I should add that after Tony read my reply, he told me that I am an f-ing "retard", devoid of any grey matter and brain dead, and that I should kill myself.)

TYPICAL "MEDICAL" MARIJUANA USER (And we want to legalize pot for people like this?)

IronLungs Mcgee

Cindy, I think you need to step back and look at this campaign you are on to keep cannabis illegal. You obviously have NO education of anything cannabis related. The human body already has cannabinoids in it so cannabis is a natural fit to the human system. Lots of people use it for the CBD's that help cure cancers, stop convolutions in little kids, pain and so on. CBD's are non Psychoactive and does not get you high. THC is the psychoactive part that helps with the mind and the other aspects that CBDs don't reach. Some people need the THC part to help take their mind off major pains or other traumas. It helps slow racing thoughts in people with Bi polar and other mental conditions. It helps stimulate appetites, helps people sleep if smoking an Indica, helps people with social anxiety to be able to go out in public and live a semi normal life. I can go on for days about the positive things Cannabis does for us. Are you against alcohol like you are cannabis?? Just know this, Cannabis has never killed one person every!! Please read up on stuff and see that it's not all bad and has many benefits. It is becoming legal in many states so learn about it instead of living life with blinders on stuck in the Reagan era.......

IronLungs Mcgee

Bahahahahaha I can bring you some trolls if you like. That just shows you are am unintelligent waste of space. How the f**k old are you?? Playing with dolls still. Lmfao!!!  Enjoy that pathetic life of yours... Talk about creepy...

IronLungs Mcgee

You an ignorant person thats for sure. Your work is useless just like you seem to be. Please do us a favor and don't have kids. We don't need more idiots like you wasting space on this planet. Keep up the creepy videos! Even my 8 year old daughter thinks your creepy so maybe that should tell you something about your life.Enjoy fighting your win less battle.

IronLungs Mcgee

Who are you to stop anyone from anything?? I'm a grown man with a big family. You get hate mail and threats because you are threatening peoples lives with this bullsh*t. Why don't you go after the drinkers that kill innocent people daily???? You don't understand what you are really doing and it's sad because you feel your life is the only one that matters so lets mess everyone elses life up. Would you be upset if they banned dolls and if you get caught with a doll it is burned and you are locked up, for a toy?!?!?! Well the same thing with cannabis. You are putting innocent people in jail over a plant. You read that? A PLANT! Now how fair is that? I can see if it was man made but it's not. There is nothing added and no one goes out and kills people on cannabis. I kinda feel you are special with a learning disability. The dolls don't help with your case by the way. I never threatened you so you can drop that bullsh*t right now. You seem to think anyone not on your side as a threat. You need to pop your bubble and realize it's ok not to like something someone may have done but to try to ruin lives over it is a plain out threat to us cannabis users.  Check yourself before running your mouth on your nonsense. stick to dolls.


Oh okay, I will speak up against alcohol. I never thought of that before. Thanks for helping me see the light.
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Friday, February 20, 2015


I must get at least 100 emails like this a day: (profanity has been edited)

People sure as hell dont use alcohol for medicinal purposes either and i dont see you whining about people who drink. Aloooot of people actually use weed for medicinal purposes instead of recreational. I know people who take opiates because their back hurts too much. So much that they cant function normally without their medicine that damage their brain and body enormously. And i also know people who smoke weed for the same reason and guess what? They function better and are funnier being around because they are not nearly knocked out like junkies. AND the weed relieves their pain and they will not have to worry about accidental prescription pill overdoses either. If alcohol that can kill you is legal for recreational purposes so should weed that can not kill you. 9% of all weed smokers in the world is mentally dependent. While 15% of those who drink alcohol is both mentally and physically dependent. Alcohol is the reason i never got to meet my grandma (dads mom) and why my grandpa (moms dad) also lost his girlfriend not long ago. Alcohol is horrible f**king sh*t that we have automaticly burned into our brains that it is okay to drink it wont hurt us it wont do that and blabla. I hope to f**king god that weed will be legal worldwide and alcohol illegal so more people wont have to go through what my dad and my grandpa has gone through and everyone else who has lost anyone to this evil sh*t called alcohol.

And people wonder why I say we all need to speak up against pot. 


Just saw this article on Yahoo:

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana
Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act's schedules, transfer oversight of the substance from the Drug Enforcement Administration over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and regulate marijuana in a way similar to how alcohol is currently regulated in the U.S.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, which would set up a federal excise tax for regulated marijuana.
The bills would not force states to legalize marijuana, but a federal regulatory framework would be in place for those states that do decide to legalize it. To date, four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana (however, D.C.'s model continues to ban sales), 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and 11 other states have legalized the limited use of low-THC forms of marijuana for medical use.
"While President Obama and the Justice Department have allowed the will of voters in states like Colorado and 22 other jurisdictions to move forward, small business owners, medical marijuana patients, and others who follow state laws still live with the fear that a new administration -- or this one -- could reverse course and turn them into criminals," Polis said in a statement Friday. "It is time for us to replace the failed prohibition with a regulatory system that works and let states and municipalities decide for themselves if they want, or don't want, to have legal marijuana within their borders."
Despite the programs currently in place in Colorado and Washington state -- as well as those that will soon go into effect in OregonAlaska and D.C. -- the sale, possession, production and distribution of marijuana all remain illegal under federal law. The states that have legalized marijuana or softened penalties for possession have only been able to do so because of federal guidance urging prosecutors to refrain from targeting state-legal marijuana operations.
With marijuana legalization supported by a majority of Americans, and a new wave of states considering loosening their marijuana laws over the next several years, it seems unlikely that the federal government would push back against the popular movement. But it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.
Harvard economist Jeff Miron, a vocal supporter of marijuana policy reform, highlighted the precarious nature of state marijuana laws in a recent op-ed for CNNon why Congress needs to act now on federal marijuana policy.
"Despite the compelling case for legalization, and progress toward legalization at the state level, ultimate success is not assured," Miron wrote. "Federal law still prohibits marijuana, and existing jurisprudence (Gonzales v. Raich 2005) holds that federal law trumps state law when it comes to marijuana prohibition. So far, the federal government has mostly taken a hands-off approach to state medicalizations and legalizations, but in January 2017, the country will have a new president. That person could order the attorney general to enforce federal prohibition regardless of state law."
On Friday, Blumenauer called the federal prohibition of marijuana "a failure" that has wasted tax dollars and ruined lives. He also said it's time for the government to forge a new path ahead for the plant.
"As more states move to legalize marijuana as Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Alaska have done," Blumenauer said, "it's imperative the federal government become a full partner in building a workable and safe framework."

Cindybin says:

Pot should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES. I never used to even care if it were legal or not, before I started talking to pot smokers online. But boy have they opened my eyes! 

And then this article talks about "regulating" marijuana. Regulating it for who? ADULTS? Adults are the ones who should know better and not smoke pot!! What a thing to do.


Just saw this article on Yahoo:

Jill Duggar Stirs Debate With Photo — But Is Drinking While Pregnant Really So Bad?
Elise SoléSenior WriterFebruary 20, 2015
Photo: Instagram/Derick Dillard
Pregnant Jill Duggar Dillard, star of “19 Kids and Counting,” recently sparked outcry after her husband Derick Dillard posted a photo onInstagram of the couple’s Valentine’s Day celebration —chocolate, a Bible, and two champagne glasses of bubbly. The liquid was seemingly apple cider (squint to decipher the bottle’s label), however, the reality star received an onslaught of criticism. “Very inappropriate,” wrote one commenter. “You shouldn’t post pictures of you drinking alcohol pregnant,” said another. “It’s dangerous for you and the baby.” Others defended the star by saying, “However you celebrate is your choice.”
Jill, who is due in March, hasn’t weighed in on the controversy, but drinking alcohol during pregnancy has always been a hot topic. One in eight pregnant women report consuming one alcoholic drink in the last month, according to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report. And chances are, you know someone — maybe even yourself — who drank during pregnancy.
And while no one believes that an alcoholic free-for-all is harmless, the research is frustratingly mixed. For starters, one October study published in the journal Pediatrics found that one in 20 kids whose mothers drank during pregnancy experience “fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” which include emotional or behavioral problems. One big reason: Women receive mixed messages about pregnancy drinking and without official guidelines, it’s easy to overindulge. Another study found that a bit of alcohol may even benefit unborn babies —according to University of Copenhagen research, mothers-to-be who drink “moderately” (defined as two drinks per week) have children with better mental health than babies whose mothers abstained completely. Yet, despite her findings, study author Janni Niclasen, a post-doctoral student, said in a statement, “I really think we should recommend abstaining [from drinking] during pregnancy. I really believe that even a glass of wine now and again is really damaging.”
What’s more, doctors hold various beliefs about the topic. “The way I see it is: If you wouldn’t give a 2-month-old a glass of wine, then why would you drink a glass of wine when you’re pregnant?” David Garry, DO, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, told WebMD. While Marjorie Greenfield, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, also told the website, “About one to two drinks per week is probably OK. But never consume more than two at a time or drink to the point of inebriation,” adding “a celebratory glass of alcohol is more than likely fine — for example, if someone is giving a toast on a holiday or at a birthday party.”

Cindybin says:

Well, I was surprised enough when I saw this article about one of the Duggar girls drinking alcohol. I thought they were staunch Christians? They have a picture of the Bible AND booze? A religion is supposed to teach people to AVOID using mind-altering drugs like alcohol! Otherwise, what is a religion for?

And of course we shouldn't drink while pregnant! We shouldn't drink at all! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right. And after all I have written over the years about why we shouldn't use alcohol, this article says it's okay to have "a celebratory glass" at a holiday or birthday party? We will NEVER get the pot smokers to understand why it is wrong and immature to use drugs, as long as people use alcohol! Their number one excuse is "Pot is safer than alcohol". I tell them over and over that we shouldn't smoke pot OR drink alcohol! 

Now all the pot smokers will see this article, and feel further justified in continuing THEIR drug use. But are the Duggars thinking of that? No, of course not. They think that because alcohol is legal, it must be okay. They don't even view it as a mind-altering drug. But it is! A highly addictive one at that. And it is a toxin. Studies show that even in low doses, alcohol significantly increases the risk of breast cancer in women, along with liver and rectum cancer. LOW DOSES. But even if it were good for you, just the fact that it is a mind-altering drug makes it wrong. This couple would NEVER smoke pot. Heaven's no, because "drugs are bad" and they aren't drug users. But alcohol is a drug! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law. People need to realize this! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Fifty Shades of Grey is not something I plan to see!

It was bad enough when Jimmy Fallon had the actress Dakota Johnson on, but when David Letterman had her as a guest, I just about croaked. I refused to watch the interview, because I didn’t want to get upset. I have always been a fan of Dave and couldn’t believe he would invite her to the show. Although I suppose maybe he felt he had to. And maybe he made it clear he did not approve of the movie, I don’t know. In any case, I zipped through the recording, and made a mental note to mention something about this film on my blog (not that anybody reads it).

In case you hadn’t heard, there are numerous protests against this movie which promotes torture as sexually gratifying, and encourages stalking, abuse of power and glamorizes violence against women. The sad thing is that this movie and the book series it is from has become part of mainstream media now, with popular talk shows interviewing the actors from the movie and audience members cheering them on.

One of the movements is to skip the film and donate money to a women’s shelter, which I think is a great idea. If you would like more information about this and other ways to speak up against this movie, check out the links below from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.


So I was watching The Middle last night as I usually do, and at the beginning of the show they had a scene where the Heck family was standing around in the kitchen talking about Valentine’s Day, when Axl, the teenage son, said with a sly smile that he had already “celebrated” it last night with his girlfriend. Frankie, the mother, sneered at him and said something about how nobody wants to hear about this, and then Mike, the father, discreetly gave Axl some kind of “thumbs up” hand gesture, like “way to go, son.” I was shocked! Yes I know that they aren’t the best of parents at times, but this was sending a terrible message! It is such a double standard and sets a bad example for any young people watching this show!

Of course they never came right out and said exactly what Axl and his girlfriend DID, but it was implied that they had some kind of sexual contact. And since they are in college, one would THINK that they actually slept together or “went all the way” as we said in my day. Let’s hope they didn’t go that far. But according to all the young guys I have talked to on the Internet, “everybody” has sex when they are a teenager, and if you are still a virgin by the time you are 20, you are considered gay. But that’s another rant.

Anyway, let’s just say that Axl did not “go all the way” with his girlfriend. Even so, what Mike did was uncalled for. If his teenage daughter SUE had said with a smirk on her face that she and her boyfriend Darrin “already celebrated”, Mike would have been all over Darrin, demanding he stay away from his little girl and treat her with respect, etc. But because it was Axl, he encouraged this behavior, essentially cheering him on with his hand gesture and “knowing look” he exchanged with his son.

Normally this show is pretty wholesome and innocent (except that Mike drinks beer almost every night, and even Frankie drinks sometimes), but I just thought this scene went a bit too far. Again, it sent a bad message and was SUCH a double standard. Mike should be teaching his son to behave better than that, and to have respect for women.

Did anyone else notice this scene? If so, what do you think?