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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Absolved

H/T: The War on Guns

For some time now, I've been reading Mike Vanderboegh's serialized novella Absolved. Finally, in July, David Codrea at WoG began posting links to the various chapters on his website. There, they can be read in order, not the scrambled mess that I read them in. :>)

I've finally read enough of Vanderboegh's work to recommend him to my friends. It may be a bit too much for some. That's OK. It probably isn't enough for others. That's OK, too. Read, enjoy and consider it's message.

"Arguments over philosophy rarely end in bloodshed. Arguments over power often do" - From Absolved: Interposition

God Bless Ya'll !

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'Smears' About Obama Largely True

H/T: NewsMax.com

Why does this not surprise me?

The Obama campaign says its candidate is a victim of “smears” — and has even created a Web site to fight such attacks.

But a Newsmax investigation finds many of the so-called smears are largely based in truth — and the Obama campaign uses half-truths, clever language, and ad hominem attacks to spin the facts.

Goodness gracious! Whatever should we think now?

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You know you're an elitist if …

H/T: World Net Daily

Ben Shapiro throws a few darts, and hits the bullseye!, with this article. Check it out.

You're an elitist if you declare that no one's patriotism ought to be challenged – unless they're questioning why they should pay higher taxes.

If the truth didn't hurt some much, it'd be funny.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Hard times have some flirting with survivalism

H/T: World Net Daily


I was never much for the flirting game. I guess I lack the sophistication to do it right and not come off too heavy. Besides, SWMBO! might take exception to me flirting with anyone other than herself. Totally UNHEALTHY. For me. ;>)

However, when the SHTF, flirting is least of my worries.

“Anytime we become vulnerable, our risk of a terrorist attacks increases.” - Sharon Parker

Take a look at:

  • Our economy,
  • We're fighting two wars simultaneously (and the leftist/socialist screamers tell us we must not fight those fighting against us!),
  • At least one of our presidential candidates is an out-and-out socialist
  • and . . . . and . . . .

Now don't go and get me wrong, here. Our God is an awesome God and He is still in control. OF everything.

He does tell us to be prepared! (Scripture list from GunShowOnTheNet.com)

  • Luke 11:21
  • Luke 22:36
  • Luke 12:39
  • Acts 5:29
  • Acts 5:39
  • 2 Corinthians 10:4
  • Joel 3:9-10
  • And much, much more!

To me, the question is not about flirting with preparedness, it is all about embracing it and going all out. We all have different capabilities and needs and fears. We must adapt our preparations to those requirements and limitations.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

‘Top Ten Gun Safety Tips’ Censored at Lone Star College in Texas

H/T: Keep and Bear Arms . Com

I never thought I'd be snarking much about 1st Amendment causes. That's what we have the ACLU for, isn't it? ;>) But, here I am. This is happening in TEXAS!!! These administrative idjits must be from Nooo Yo-ork Ci-ity!!

. . . any "mention of firearms and weapons" is inherently a "material interference with the operation of the school or the rights of others" because such language "brings fear and concern to students, faculty and staff."

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But let's be clear: The First Amendment makes absolutely no exception for unreasonable hysteria over a humorous firearms-related top-ten list.

GET A ROPE!!

God Bless Ya'll !

PS: If my gentle readers can not distinguish between satire, humor and "being picked on", please go get a life!

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Monday, October 20, 2008

The 'how-to' plan to criminalize Christianity

H/T: Transfigurations & World Net Daily

On Sunday, 10/19/08, Pat Dague of Transfigurations posted a link to a World Net Daily article concerning an up-coming presentation.

"On the surface, hate crime laws might sound like a good idea," said Jerry Newcombe, of Coral Ridge, who hosts the special. "After all, none of us advocates hatred or violence against another person. But if you look below the surface, suddenly you realize that these laws are really thought crime laws." (Emphasis added - Gene)

Read it all and consider its implications.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Barack Obama is a Communist?

H/T: Orthodox to the Core

Erik is a good friend of ours and we respect his views - theologically and politically. Otherwise, he couldn't put up with ME! ;>) He also has the ability to present hard comments in a much nicer way than I can. I tend to use profanity when attempting profundity. hehe Especially when the subject is politics and leftists.

Barack Obama is a Communist
Why such a "in-your-face" title? Well, first of all, it's true. Think about it, my friends. The talk about "Redistribution of wealth" reminds me of a famous (or infamous; depending on your point of view) book that was written quite a while back. I'm leaving a link, and I'll let your brain do the assumptions: . . .

Let's face it, BHO has associated with leftists all of his political life, if not all of his natural life! He is associating with leftists now - Wright and Pflegler and his campaign staff and . . . . Does anybody else remember the flap earlier when TV news revealed his campaign staff in Houston worked under a Che Guevara banner!

Why should he change his stripes once he is elected? His stated goals and intentions indicate he has no plans on doing anything but continuing the socialist/communist push he has fostered all along.

He appears to be black and moderate but his actions are socialist! He doesn't care about black, or whites. He cares about POWER. Not "power to the people" but the accumulation of power to himself.

BHO is for murdering babies (the "unborn") and for murdering the living - via "gun control". "Gun Control" is simply the means of denying the lawful, legal, citizens the means of protecting themselves from the unlawful, illegal, population that refuses to be "controlled."

Now, who does that leave alive for Obama to control? Only the timid sheep that must depend on him for their handouts and their security!

If you intend to vote for BHO, go ahead and start practicing!

Baaah! Baa-aah!

God Bless Ya'll !

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Muslim/Episcopal Priest Given Ultimatum

H/T: Stand Firm In Faith

I'm still trying to figure out why "Rev" Ann is still alive and walking on this earth. After all, the foundational text of her acquired second religion seems to demand "death to the infidel". Either she is "infidel" or not. Her "Christian leaders" haven't seemed to care about her apostasy, so maybe her Muslim "leaders don't either. Or maybe she is a convenient fool for both sides. What do you think?

There are moments these days when the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding sits outside a church or a Muslim gathering, wondering if she will be welcome at either.

OTOH, I applaud her canonical leader, Bishop Geralyn Wolf of Rhode Island, for having the intestinal fortitude to stand up and call a spade, well, uh . . ., a spade. +Wolf has done the proper and correct thing. She has called out "Rev" Ann and defended the Christian faith as both Redding and +Wolf swore to do.

BTW, Redding is located in Washington state under a bishop that apparently is OK with her dual "profession of faith".

God Bless Ya'll !

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To Protect and Serve: Are we raising our kids to be victims?

H/T: Officer.com

Jim Donahue, General Topics Contributor, has a very interesting, and well written, article on security for churches and other locations. Even more important is his take on the mind set behind a need for security.

The leaders in our schools embrace a zero-tolerance policy on violence. It no longer matters who started it. Anyone and everyone involved in an act that is even remotely violent or physical gets full-force punishment. How absurd.

Please read and prayerfully consider his words.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Whoooooop!!

H/T: Keep And Bear Arms

Score one for the Good Guys. Eh, Gals? Aw heck! The Aggies!

. . . now I get kids who have grown up shooting a pistol because their mom or dad was on the team . . .

God Bless Ya'll !

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Technology as Panacea

H/T: Keep And Bear Arms

For all you "smart gun" fans out there:

The concept is that through technology – most often unspecified and perhaps even non-existent technology, when the person advocating it has some measure of government power – we can take a deadly weapon like a handgun and render it somehow "safer."

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The truth is that the "smart gun" concept is remarkably stupid. It fails both in its technological aspects and in its practical aspects.

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The introduction of unproven technology (particularly electronic technology) to a firearm introduces a level of risk that is simply unacceptable. Worse than that, it is unconscionable.

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Self-defense is predicated on the idea that it is sometimes necessary to use violent physical force in order to preserve your life and the lives of your family.

Now for a side-note. The use of modern electronics, in the event of an nuclear "exchange", renders all such "smart" weapons totally and permanently STUPID. Inoperative, dead, kaput! Capiche?

A small, informal, history lesson is called for, I believe.

In the late '40 and '50s, when we and the Russians were starting to test nuclear "devices". We noticed the detonation of the device caused an extremely intense electro-magnetic pulse (EMP). That pulse scrambled all radio and electronic equipment during the time of its existence. Our technology was using vacuum tubes requiring relatively high voltage power sources. Each electronic device a high level of electrical insulation built into it due to the nature of the beast.

Move forward in time. Today. Our commercial, and consumer, electronics are no longer using vacuum tubes, except in older style monitors and TVs. In fact, they use very few discrete components such as transistors and resistors, etc. Almost everything electronic, today, uses very densely packed chips to provide the speed and space saving functionality we demand.

What does "very densely packed chips" mean to us in this context? My iPAQ, your pocket PC, your iPhone are all susceptible to a modern EMP attack. EMP can be created by very large electrical surges of just the right kind. Nuclear devices can be "tuned" to enhance their EMP output and lessen there radiation output - somewhat. An EMP attack is possible and we are basically unprepared for such.

Details, details, details: It means the power sources used for these gadgets work on very low voltages and currents, compared to the vacuum tube days. It means that electrical energy pulses can, and do, zap our gadgets into scrap. Now, from working on the manufacturing floor of a couple of electronic instrument manufacturers, and from my experience performing factory-acceptance testing for other employers, I have seen the devices we bought survive 50,000 volt surges with out fail. That was pretty much standard in the commercial equipment market. I have no idea if there is an equivalent in the consumer equipment market. If there is, I suspect it may be a lower threshold. I do not know what the military's standards are. I strongly suspect they are much higher. In addition, the military, and a few civilian agencies, can demand, and get, EMP hardened devices - for an extra charge, of course.

Back to the subject - "smart guns." Do you want to rely on your "smart gun" after an EMP attack, whether nuclear or conventional? Do you want to risk needing your "smart" gun to defend the lives of your loved ones? I definitely do not.

Consider how long it has taken for Microsoft to "perfect" Windows? Can we wait that long? Much of modern manufacturing uses initial sales to the public for their beta testing. Sometimes, I suspect, they use us for alpha testing. Yes, we are considered guinea pigs.

Do not allow the anti-freedom elite to deny you your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you can not defend yourself, you can not live. If you can not live, who needs liberty of happiness?

God Bless Ya'll !

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gun deaths among children

H/T: KeepAndBearArms.com

Read this and WEEP! For the children left defenseless by the liars among us!

I haven't heard a peep out of the MSM

God Bless Ya'll !

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Males - 15-25 Will Be the Most Dangerous Segment of Our Population in TEOTWAWKI

H/T: SurvivalBlog

Today's posts from Rawles includes this interesting piece of news:

But the "newest gang-problem areas" involve Whites more than any other racial or ethnic group, according to the organization's Web site.

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A common misperception among parents and teachers, he said, is that suburban kids who develop their own gang or gang Web sites were little more than wannabe bangers who pose no threat to the community.

God Bless Ya'll !

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One Dog Night

H/T: Home on the Range

Brigid posted a wonderfully funny story about her dog. Read it and enjoy!

God Bless Ya'll !


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Friday, October 03, 2008

Pride goeth before a fool

H/T: The Kraalspace

Dr. Mabuse thoroughly roasts KJS of the TEo in this spoof.

Mrs. Schori is soon to lead a "Day of Repentance" for the Episcopal Church's unenviable record on the issue of slavery over 150 years ago.

I really got off to Dr. Mabuse's phrase "Reverend Eliazer Kretin, Episcopal priest of the Church of the Blasted Fig-Tree, Nag's Ass, Missouri."

Can I hear an "Amen, brother"?

God Bless Ya'll !

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"Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, . . . "

H/T: VirtueOnLine

Scroll down the page about two thirds of the way. Look for the first sentence quoted below. No wonder the Episcopalian priesthood is so screwed up!

My thoughts are on the absurdity of the first speaker's topic.

Coming to a seminary near you. At EPISCOPAL DIVINITY SCHOOL in Cambridge, Mass two lectures will be delivered, . . .

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Her talk is titled "Baking Cakes to the Queen of Heaven: God, Goddesses, [ . . . ] and Growing Up Black and Female in America."

That the speaker is identified as "an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a Hebrew Bible scholar" is just plain sickening. How can the AME Church tolerate such a nutcase?

God Bless Ya'll !

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Church leader pushes for gay acceptance

H/T: WorldNetDaily

TEo should be ashamed of this guy. I do not care whether he is "gay" or not "gay" or whatever. He is not functioning as a priest of the God he swore to serve.

"We are all being distracted from all these other issues, like the environment, by the question of whether people can love each other," he said. "It's daft."

At least he told the truth - partially. This is the truthful part of the quote above: "We are all being distracted from all these other issues, like . . . "

Before you start calling me a bigot and racist and homo-phobe, get something straight. My beef with this guy is not his stance on "gayness" but his stance on what is important. HE claims to be a servant of the Most High God. Why isn't he presenting the Good News that changes people's lives? Instead, he presents to the world the "news" that affirms what God has called sin.

Now you may understand why about 85-90% of our congregation left the TEo earlier this year. The TEo (nationally, publicly, privately, . . . ) is no longer Christian in its mission or activities.

There are still a few God-fearing priests and parishioners amongst the pagans but their numbers dwindle every month. No longer is it just individuals leaving the TEo, but large chunks of parishes and now even whole dioceses have left and realigned with traditional Anglican provinces outside of the U.S. and Canada.

God Bless Ya'll !

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'Jesus was a Palestinian,' claims U.S. history text

H/T: WorldNetDaily

Thirty years ago we were fortunate to put our first child into private Christian schooling. At least until we ran out of schools and money. The money hadn't changed much by the time our Number Two needed schooling so he went into public "education" where he didn't do so well. Too many illnesses and distractions in his large primary-age classes. Then we home-schooled him.

We thought the problems with text books, curriculum in general, and poor teaching standards of our neighborhood was bad enough. Now we can read THIS story. Click on the title above for all the juicy details. If you do not have children in school, send it to somebody that does.

The authors found textbooks that stated or suggested:

  • Jesus was a "Palestinian," not a Jew.
  • The Arab nations never attacked Israel. Arab-Israeli wars “just broke out,” or Israel started them
  • Arabs nations want peace, but Israel does not
  • Israel expelled all Palestinian refugeesCommentary
  • . . .

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

What to Expect

H/T: Surviving in Argentian

I just sent this out in an email to several personal friends who I thought might profit from considering FerFal's observations & experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

May I suggest ya'll take a GOOD look at these this blog post by FerFal at What to Expect. His opinions are based on HIS experiences in Buenas Aires, Argentina. They seem have already gone through what we are beginning to experience. You might want to learn from him NOW.

WHY do I bother you with all of this? First of all, and lastly!, I care for you. I could be wrong. Mr. FerFal could be wrong. His observations on conditions in Argentina reflect what I'm reading elsewhere. His opinions, based on his experience, may be worth listening to and adapted to OUR individual situations.

Use, or do not use, according to your own consideration of your situation.

God Bless Ya'll !

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"Life" Got In The Way

Blogging has been sparse for most of September. I'm just getting around to 'splaining myself today.

"Life" got in the way.

Of blogging.

First, there was an uninvited vistor named Ike. He swept through just to our east and really screwed life up for our neighbors in eastern Harris County, and elsewhere.

Then, there was our youngest. He decided, many moons ago, to get hitched on the same weekend Ike invited himself to dinner. Bah! Humbug!

God Bless Ya'll !

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What are Little Girls Made of?

H/T: David Codrea's The War on Guns

I couldn't agree with Mr. Garrison more. We did almost exactly the same things with both of our two "rugrats." Not only did they survive, we survived and the neighbors never knew what we did. You see, we taught our kids to respect both the instrument and themselves.

My little girl is growing up. That very special change is coming in her life. She is about to blossom into a new stage of maturity. As a father, I have to face facts.

She's 5 now; it's time to buy her first gun.

SWMBO! and I chose ages 8-10 for our two children according to their personalities, demonstrations of responsibility and interests. OTOH, we did not have to make the decision of pink or blue for the stock. No options.

You see, the chosen instrument was handed down to me from one of my maternal uncles when *I* was about twelve years old. See "The .22 at 150"Guns & Kids" Part I & Part II.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Still batting 1.000

H/T: The Krallspace

Dr. Mabuse sounds the warning once again. She resides in Canada where they evidently do not allow their subjects any freedoms other than those permitted by the Canadian dictatorship government.

Read it.

Weep for Canada.

Weep for the U.S.!

I hope you are watching this, America. Remember what sort of police state you are entering when you come up here for vacations, or to attend the Olympics.

God Bless Ya'll !

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