Mr Mum

So, I’ve found out that taking care of a baby is fairly hard work. Not that I get to do much of the baby care stuff because I am working while Suzanne is at home. But, I really must hand it to Suzanne because she is doing a great job. Ashton is well fed, is always clean and is mostly a happy little child. She could do worse for a mother.

Suzanne is a stickler for cleanliness and tidiness, so our place is always spotless. That’s a good place for a baby to be in and to grow up in. I hope that Ashton picks up a lot of her mums traits because if she does, she will be admired by all.

September 11-itis

So, I think I’ve heard enough about September 11. Sure, it was tragic and about 3000 people died, and those who planned the events of September 11 2001 should be brought to justice. But to put 4 planes, a few buildings and 3000 dead in perspective, between 24000 and 40000 people die in the world every day from hunger or hunger related disease, all of which is preventable.

I am also against the United States decision to go to war with Iraq. President Bush is concerned that Iraq has atomic, biologic or chemical weapons. But President Bush presides over the worlds largest collection of atomic, biological and chemical weapons. Where does he get off telling another sovereign country that they cannot have what he has, and that he will invade that country if they do not give them up?

I believe that US imperialist foreign policy has over the years contributed more to regional and world instability than any other factor. If I was a real conpiracist, I would suggest that the the events of September 11 were orchestrated by the US government (or those in control of the government) as an excuse to invade the Middle East and redivide its resources. Bush is continuing his fathers vision of a New World Order, a global socialist police state where an elite few enslave the rest of the world.

Which brings me to some recommended reading: None Dare Call it Conspiracy, by Gary Allen and The Unseen Hand by Ralph Epperson.

Baby Ashton

About a month ago Suzanne and I had our baby. We named her Ashton Louise Hoover. She was on the large side at 9 pounds 4. We are both very happy to have had a baby, and feel blessed that both the baby and Suzanne came through in good health. Suzanne is up and walking around again, and is almost at full strength.