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Monday, December 28, 2009

For all Movie Buffs, and especially English ones

You would probably enjoy this article from today's Torygraph on classic British movies .

A good friend and I have long admired the English for their acting abilities. It's our theory that they're so good because in their own society, (particularly in decades past) they were keen observers of nuances in social status and pecking order -- thus giving them keen insight into playing desparate characters to a "T." Also, at least in "bye gone" times, terrifically good actors, "stars" -- would be happy to play a smaller "character" role if was suited to them.

Having said that, (are you ready for the handgrenade?) -- I can't STAND Lawrence Olivier's HENRY V. I wouldn't have followed him to the corner, much less "the vasty fields of France." And he was too OLD to play Hamlet.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sorry for the lack of posts lately

Over here and at Burymenotontheloneprairie.

I have been fighting nausea for going on two weeks now. Will resume shortly. Last week was devastating, and this week - I've only slowly been able to start carefully putting food back in my stomach.

I came close to hurling what little I got down after I found out about the 1a.m. raid the 'craps pulled the other night. I hope a lot of congressscum get the traditional "necktie" under their trees this year -- and no, not the Christmas tree.

Karen

Friday, December 18, 2009

All I want for Christmas


Is for this arrogant SOB to trip and break his own damned neck. Any thing else is gravy. The sooner this Marxist thug is gone the better it will be.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Way to Go, ZERO!!!!!

The only one I feel sorry for in the Sordid Obominator Mess is the King of Norway.

The poor man has no say so who will recieve this questionable Nobel Peace prize. By convention, he is bound to offer Zero the niceties which have always accompanied the prize giving.

Though most of the Nobel prizes are awared by Sweden, the one prize that Norway gets to Award is the now degraded "peace prize" -- Given such dirtbags as AlBore, Arafat, an numerous other charltans have recieved this less-than-a-crackerjack "prize" -- Zero and the majority of granola crunching, one-sheet-of-toilet-paper-using, tofu eating, Volvo driving, birkenstock wearing, long haird, maggot infested creeps on the Nobel committee deserve each other.


the Children of Oslo saw that you have NO CLOTHES and NO Manners. Well, the Euro left still loves your Marxist butt -- so enjoy -- we can't wait to throw you out. Unless God smiles upon us and strikes you with a bolt of lightening and takes care of this for us. I'd consider it a personal favor to the Republic.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Goodbye, Bad Bishops

I love this website. If you've ever wondered "When does that guy have to submit his resignation, I can't WAIT for him to be counting the holes in the accoustical tile over his rocking chair?" just go to the website.

If it's come down to you asking that question, then yes, your bishop is probably on this site. I was less than astonished that my own bishop sits at #5. Barack Insane Obama will be gone from office before him, but he won't be too many months behind.

I love the fact that someone has taken the time to find all the pictures and do the "countdown" to the second. Now granted I hope Papa Ratzinger lives longer than these guys to be there still when their time comes to "pack their knives and go."[*]

I'm putting this useful link in the sidebar.

* - Apologies to "Top Chef"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Who are you, and what have you done with the Pope

Apparently, the pope IS living under a rock. Is he perhaps getting Alzheimers? I thought he was going to start reading things for himself and paying attention to the news himself without letting throse idiots at L'Osservatore Romano do his Weltenschaug for him.

He's still suckered by "Global Climate Change."

Did he learn NOTHING from the Fellay business. "gee, he's a holocaust denier?"

Why is the Pope worshipping at the Altar of AlBore? He needs to clean house of his "advisors." They're making him look like an absolute sucker and fool.

[H/T to Pator Emeritus for finding this story.]

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Prothonotary Warbler Sighting!!! - I'm as giddy as Hiss!


Rara Avis this morning at Mass. A Premonstratensian. I was beside myself. I'd only met one or two in my life, by chance at the reception after Abbot Claude's funeral. But I'd never seen one in situ!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pay no attention to that man....

behind the curtain. Honestly, is Zero so stupid that he thinks he can pretend the climategate scandal hasn't been exposed for what it is? This cigar blew up in his face two years ago, and he's trying to pretend he has a viable Havana in his mouth.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Judge allows prolife defendents to appeal on grounds of proabortion bias

"Chicago-based Thomas More Society attorneys appeared in St. Joseph County Criminal Court today to argue for dismissal of trespass charges against pro-life advocates because campus police acted improperly. The charges were brought by local prosecutors based on complaints by University of Notre Dame security police during Obama protests last May at the University. In addition to the motion to dismiss, Thomas More Society attorney Tom Dixon argued that Judge Jenny Pitts Manier had an actual or perceived bias based on her prior rulings, her husband's outspoken criticism of Catholic pro-life teachings as a philosophy professor at Notre Dame ...." etc.

REad full story here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Flying Muslims try terrorizing passengers again

We are going to all be killed like those soldiers at Ft. Hood if the PC police don't take their heads out of their backsides.

Today, I just read about the terror tactic dry run by a group of Muslim men on a domestic airline Air Tran 297 flight from Atlanta to Houston this Nov. 17th. The News media have been SITTING on this. This is similar to the Flying Imam stunt pulled almost 3 years ago.

Read this, with disgust. So help me, when Richard Reeves tried his shoe bomb stunt, I'm surprised the passengers of that flight didn't kill them then and there.

These people should all be sitting in jail.

Unfreaking believable - San Fransissyco tries to get away with a 14 million dollar HATE tax

Read the story here. This will go to the US Supreme Court if the State Supreme court ends up having its head up its rear end.

Seems the diocese is consolidating property and the City is trying to assess "Transfer taxes." Mind you, no property has been sold, or changed hands. Have they tried this stunt with other churches? In a word, no. Who the hell do these people think they are? They really think they are going to get away with this?

Gee, maybe because the Church didn't want gay marriage? Just maybe?

Yes, you CAN use the Pill and still not sin

The woman puts it between her knees, and holds it there.

100% effective birth control. 1oo% okay with the church. Assuming the partner is your spouse. No nasty chemicals in the body either.

What?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chrissy Matthews Loves Barry


""It seems like in this case, there isn't a lot of excitement," Matthews said. "I watched the cadets, they were young kids - men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn't see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there."

Crissy, any cadets that were there were forced to be there.  PErsonally, I wouldn't walk across the street to see the SOB.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nice Thought on Mary's preparation for Jesus

The Amazing Fr. G. had a rather nice 1st Sunday of Advent sermon at the high Mass this morning. He covered standard caution of Advent being a penitential season, and it was important not to follow the commerical lead of following Christmas too soon, out of its proper season.

He mentioned that while in Lent we concentrate on turning away from sin, in Advent we concentrate on little sacrifices to turn us to God. He mentioned to remember that the Blessed mother was at this time, in her last month of pregnancy and reminded people (if they didn't already know!) of the discomforts most mothers-to-be have at that time. But he was saying how Mary offered up this temporary suffering in the joy of the knowledge that she would bear the Saviour of the World. [I guess she must have handled Baby Jesus standing on her bladder really well!)

He also mentioned in the announcements that the Church is to have, on Dec 12th (Our Lady of Guadalupe day) a Rorate Mass -- apparently hithertofore not much done in San Diego -- which given the long standing until recent Latin Mass society, came as a surprise to me.

More about Rorate Masses on my other blog when it gets closer to the time. Mass will be celebrated starting at 5:30 a.m. -- which I plan to attend, unless I am totally dead to the world.

www.vatican.va

Would you, too, like to beat the living crap out of whomever designed http://www.vatican.va/?

Trying to find something simple can be damn near impossible. Wouldn't you think that they'd have something really simple, like a list of popes? I even hate their choice of colors -- Brown on parchment.

Yes, I love those color combos that are low contrast that you can't read for ****.

Take the poll on the sidebar.

Radio Silence, Thanksgiving Evening


Other than starting the new blog and going to Mass I just mainly kicked it Thanksgiving, yesterday and today. [I stayed the heck out of the stores yesterday - not daring to venture out to get trampled by 82 year old grannies trying to score the latest goodie for their near and dear.


But I did go down to Shelter Island (where from some reason I seldom venture - traffic too much of a pain, usually, with a zillion stop lights to get there -- but TG you couldn't drivven a tricycles down the main drags and not have worried about getting run over.


I did take this nice picture, just after sunset looking to the southwest, over point Loma.
I did a lengthy post on the San Diego Harbor last year, which you may enjoy which you can see here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I now have an additional Blog

It's called "Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie" -- Catholics, who are fond of history, particularly American History, may find this interesting. A lot of it, however, will be of interest to Catholics from other countries.

History has always been my favorite subject, one of my degrees is in European History (University of California, '78) and I've been learning a lot of things anew and reviewing a lot of what I've known about the church in this last year. In particular, have been exploring what a treasure trove the Latin Mass is. You won't have to know zip about the Latin Mass. I will, however, shortly include some sections/posts regards those who would like to know more about it, or how to follow such a Mass. I'll also give some good Latin resources to use, if you'd like to learn Latin, or know somoone who would.

The topics, by no means will be exclusively on the EF form of the Mass -- but you might find some useful information on the blog, concerning anything re: the spread of the faith in the US in particular, some quick "short and sweet" articles about the history of the faith (which are garnered from sources now out of copyright and print!), to items about "Fighting Fr. Duffy" and the like. This will with any luck achieve my aim of helping others find their way to exploring topics they may not have previously thought, or known to explore.

I'll also over the course of the year, unfold the liturgy. Not so much the modern Mass -- but I intend to note things like Calendar changes of saints, and perhaps eventually provide resources such as "what readings were done on such and such a day/liturgical cycle then as opposed to now."

At the time of this writing, I've only got two posts up(*), but more will follow shortly, as I've timed the kick off of this new blog to start at the beginning of this Advent season.

Here's a pointer to the blog's first post.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen
(*) I've since added a post on Delaware, so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about for content. [It's not yet complete, I've still some links to add in, but I've gotta eat Thanksgiving DINNER!!!]

Looking for a reprieve from the Governor


You just hope they'll leave you alone at least until next year. If you make it through Thursday, you should be okay.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Perfect Prayer to say for Zero

Psalm 108:9

Not forgetting a complimentary verse from Proverbs 26:3

Who said there wasn't a blessing for the czar?

[There's a link on my sidebar for the NAB if you don't have a bible handy.]

Sunday, November 22, 2009

SNL -- went there

When his cronies on the left start to ridicule him....

Look here for the link.

You can bet Congress will be calling midnight meetings on Christmas eve to get ObominationCare through before he's thrown off the Truman balcony.

Democraps have to do their dirty deeds late Saturday Night


Party line vote in the Senate this even will trigger debate on Health Care in the Senate.

Scum suckers. They've already exempted themselves from anything they pass for us. If it's going to be so damn good, why don't they try it on their own families and they can be the guinea pigs for government rationing? Oh, that's right, they're SPECIAL.

Scratch a demo and get someone who can't remember what happened a bare two weeks ago with Cozrine getting his head handed to him, and Virginia dumping their 'Rat in charge. And Hoffman still has a chance. Seems you have to actually count votes. The sick part of it is, they are all so for their own bennies, they really don't give a damn what they do to this country. So far they've done a "nice" job with unemployment, ****ing up the dollar, and having that Jackass in chief parade around on a world apology tour.

Every Demo up for reelection needs to be thrown the hell out. And a good many RINOs too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Send in the Clowns


.... don't bother, they're here. Once again, thank you, all 69 million+ @$$holes who made this possible. We ALL have to suffer because YOU are stupid.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Biretta rubrics are proof in the pudding that Paul didn't know diddly about head coverings


I can prove it. More than a few traddies like to twit that this women-should-have-their-haeds-covered business has never been abbrogated, that Paul's cultural BS should be taken at face value. [Hi, Joe! ;-D]

I say "Bunkum." I can prove it, by the fact that if you buy his statement that it is shameful for women to have their heads UNcovered, then you have to buy his business about it being shameful for a man to pray with his head covered.

I noticed in the EF form of the High Mass, that when the priest is seated during the Gloria and Creed, there are portions where the biretta, which has been sitting on the priest's head, is removed for certain phrases. Either he's NOT praying the Gloria and the Creed and just kicking back dreaming about what's for lunch, OR he's sitting there thinking:

"LA, LA, LA, sing all you want, I'm not praying, I'm NOT praying, dearie me, NO, not ME...I'm NOT praying because Paul said that men praying with their heads covered are lame, even though he was a Jew himself, and prayed all the time with something on his head, yada-yada-ding-dong, NO, I'm NOT praying---

EXCEPT --- right now for THIS phrase, when I take my biretta off, I'm paying attention and PRAYING because I've "cheated" and paid attention long enough to know during these particular words of the prayers I have to take my biretta off---but HEY, they passed those words, and I'm putting my biretta on again, and NOT praying, so NO, NO, LA-LA-LA....I CAN'T hear you, I'm NOT praying."

Any takers?

St. Paul was SUCH a piece of "Work" about this cultural stuff, that too many women have been suckered in to believing. At the EF church I go to some women even stilll have their veils on when they clean the church. I still think Paul had an older sister who regularly beat the crap out of him. But that's just my speculation. The priests didn't buy it pre-Vatican II, either!!! [Funny how the sanctuary's is a "holy place for men only" except when someone has to clean it. Then the ladies are more than welcome! ]

I was also amused the other week when the Delightful Father Freddy was going over the old testament bits about sacrifice as a precursor to the sacrifice of the Mass --- i.e. what types of sacrifice there were, etc. I had to silently laugh when he mentioned that ONLY the high priest went into the Holy of Holies once a year, and only he was allowed in the place. Well, that's what the Torah says, BUT I have a hard time believing it, for practical reasons:

Aaron: HEY, SARAH, front and center, woman!!!
Sarah: Qu-est-ce que tu as?
Aaron: YOU know what! Don't give me that.
Sarah: Give you WHAT, liebschen?
Aaron: You KNEW today was the day of Atonement. You KNEW no one had been in there ALL year -- what do I FIND when I go to offer Sacrifice the most important day of the year? WHAT do I find?
Sarah: [turns and laughs to self] NO idea, dear, what DID you find?
Aaron: You know DARN good and well there were enough spiders in there to give Michael Jackson the creeps! One of the spiders was bigger than a Volkswagon.
Sarah: Michael WHO? A WHAT?
Aaron: And FURTHERMORE there was enough dirt in there to build breastwork fortifications from here to the Arctic!
Sarah: WHERE?
Aaron: So WHAT did I do to DESERVE THAT? YOU KNOW YOU AND YOUR CREW OF GALS WERE SUPPOSED TO CLEAN THE PLACE.
Sarah: Got news for you, sweetheart: We're on STRIKE. Besides, I'm afraid of spiders and I finally had enough. Clean it yourself, Mr. Bigshot --only the HIGH PRIEST is supposed to be in there -- says so right in the Torah.

Yes, I've been saving this up.

Monday, November 16, 2009

UK Guardian goes Hysterical re: strong Conservative Women

God knows I wouldn't normally go near the Guardian, although I'm told it makes fine fishwrap. But one website I frequent linked to this article. This guy is in the club of liberal white males start covering their pee-pees when up against women who are not on the liberal ghetto reservation of pro-abortion, socialism (what do YOU call a power grab of 1/6th of the economy?), people who question the twaddle of the global warming scam and aren't down with school indoctrination of skulls full of mush being made to sing the praises of the Obaminator. He doesn't like the fact that it was pointed out that Obama, does, in fact "hang out with terrorists." [You know, William Ayres, the guy who bombs things.]

The spector of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter, Michele Malkin has him in a conniption. It's delightful. It's clear he much prefers the "go along to get along" non-"in your face types" that have been caving in to the liberals. The thought of resolve puts fear into him.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Muslims are used to putting their butts in the air


So what else is new with this jackass? I would love to kick him right up the keister with a 10 league boot on. IF someone doesn't beat me to it first. If so, mazel tov.

This is the Muslim boy people said was "looking down for an instant" when he was in Europe doing obeisance to a Saudi potentate. Fortunately, Spanish news had caught the whole thing on video.

I bet there are people in the State Department who'd like to kick him up the ass too. PRobably, including Hitlery -- even she knows better. This duffus never learns. But in a sick way, I think he DOES know that it's wrong -- he does it to rub it in our noses. He and his moll don't think there is anything special about this country. He doesn't see this nation as a beacon of hope and freedom for the oppressed. Come 2012, we'll rub it in HIS nose.

Once again, I'd like to thank all of you who made this talentless hack media creation from Mombassa our "president." How's that dope with the small change working for you yet? I sincerely hope you and yours will unemployed soon, because you are the ones that deserve him and his fallout.
[Update: Packrat informs me the vid. was "removed" by the person who posted on youtube -- HOWEVER, there is more than one fish in the sea. Try here.]

Dang, I know a bank robber!!!!

Topic "A" of conversation this morning. When we came into work one of my coworkers came striding in with "GUESS who was out robbing banks?" We looked at him and he said "Roxanne." -- "DUDE!!!!" was heard, in stereo. It was an attention grabber. Then we all huddled around the computers to see "our" very own Bonnie. She 's about 5'4" if she jumps up and down a bit -- the kind of person you wouldn't think would be someone any more capable of doing any more hard than swatting a fly or threatening her kids with no TV if they didn't do their homework.

Until about 7 or so weeks ago, this woman worked in our office, and was fired for embezzeling. She must have been out on bail when she did this robbery last Friday. [Our young boss's dad works for the FBI in San Fran - so the boss had more than a little help in seeing that her butt would have been in jail eventually anyway.]


Glad my policy is to be nice to everyone in the office!!! The FIRST bank robbery she did (unless there is a string of others in another county! which they will be investigating) would have been about the time she got fired. Something we said? Oddly enough, I remember talking to her the Friday after work, the week before she started calling in "sick" and she was saying what a hard time she was having, yada yada -- and I said "Wouldn't it make more sense for you to get a job up in Poway, where you live?" 5 kids, all pretty young. She's wrecked her life and theirs. (And she's married too.) It was when she was out "sick" that the boss was able to finge3r her as an embezzler.

Ironically the boss is very nice about advancing people a little money in advance of their checks when they need it.

Desperate times. Bonnie Parker, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't Miss Coulter's Column on Ft. Hood

Somehow Ann Coulter does "Were they out of their freakin' minds" better than anyone else.
Ann rips the beholden PC crowd to shreds:

"According to numerous eyewitness accounts, Hasan denounced the "war on terror" as a war against Islam, said Muslims should attack Americans in retaliation for the war in Iraq, defended suicide bombers and said he was "happy" when a Muslim murdered a soldier at a military recruiting center in Arkansas earlier this year. Stranger still, he wasn't auditioning for his own show on MSNBC when he made these statements. "

Full column here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day


Meant to get this in early this morning, but I can't let the day go by without doing so. God bless all veterans and a big thank you to all who serve and have served and will serve.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Tear Down this Wall


It's a great day for celebrating. I haven't said so before, but every year this anniversary comes around I do celebrate it. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Strangle hold was literally something I'd prayed for since childhood, and worked for in my early adult years.

My mother's parents were born in what became the Eastern Block, her father in what was the southern Border region of Poland, in Tarnow-Krasnow, and my Grandmother, in the Tatra mountains, north of Presov in the little village of Visna-Polanka, in what is now Slovakia. They were ethnic Ukranians, with a bit of Polish thrown in the mix. My grandfather emigrated to the US shortly before WWI, and my grandmother after the war, in 1919.

From quite a young age, around 5 or so, I knew that they had relatives who were oppressed and did not have the freedom to go to Mass that I did without repercussion. My grandmother had a niece and other relatives there with whon she could occasionally correspond. But nothing other than very basic family information -- always aware that censors could read the correspondence.
Young as I was at the time -- I remember the shock of the Berlin Wall being thrown up overnight, and people who tried to flee being shot. For years the East Germans would gun down anyone attempting to get to freedom. [I well remember elaborate attempts to excape, in 1979 or so an East German family constructed a balloon and made it to the west, for instance.] In my era of the 50s and 60s the nuns made clear to us that there were other youngsters who did not have freedom of worship -- there were people in our own day dying and suffering for the faith.
When I was older, my youngest uncle married a woman who's only a bit older than me whose family had relatives on both sides of Germany. Only the eldest aunts, AS LONG AS THERE WERE OTHERS HELD HOSTAGE by the East German state, could occassionally visit her relatives in the west for a few short days. The whole family? No.

As a 13 year old, I was impressed with John Barron's book about the KGB - and I read more details of how they terrorized the populace. As I got older, I was introduced to "WITNESS" by Whittaker Chambers -- I read that when I was 19 and garnered more intellectual underpinnings for how people embrace communism, and the tentacles it has over people -- and how he freed his soul from it. [I came about reading him, because I also read William F. Buckley.] Witness, to my mind, is still one of my 10 favorite books of all time. I was a history Major in college in the mid-late 70s -- I concentrated on European history -- primarily Great Britian and Russia (and the Soviet bloc.) I'd read Hedrick Smith amongst other westerners who'd been stationed in east Bloc countries -- ditto Solzhenitsin.

When I was older still (after also acquiring a degree in Computer science) I'd landed a job at General Dynamics. It was 1984 -- not long after what I call "The beginning of the end." What had happened was the election of John Paul II in '78 - a Pole -- the first "sign from God" that God has other plans. The Solidarnost movement took place in the early 80s, freedom lovers in Poland had been embolded by the pope. Margaret Thatcher also became Prime Minister -- another cold warrior who did not accept communism as the natural order of things. Then up Rode Reagan on the White Horse. No, we WOULD not "appease" the Soviets. The hand of God also decided "Time was up" for such Soviet Fossiles as Suslov, Brezhnev, Chernyenko, Adropov -- and there was a new man in -- a committed Communist, Gorbachov (one still, to remind you, who tried to suppress the Baltic States after the Wall fell, and almost had a coup visited on him not long after -- so let's not go all revisionist here) but at least Gorbachov was not one for executing people with different ideas. He was willing to admit that the way things were were not perfect -- but he STILL wanted to reform communism, not destroy it. Reagan (who couldn't meet with the Soviet leaders at first because they kept dying on him) was not one for "rapprochment" -- no, I well remember when the Strategic Defense Inititative was proposed -- liberals screamed and cried we'd all be nuked in a new WWIII. Reagan stood firm.

The Tomahawk Missle program had started to take off in a big way. That was the project I was hired for at General Dynamics. I worked in San Diego on a project which transfered the schematics from PC to Mainframe -- and then onto the factory floor where the Tomahawks were built. The Gretna Green thumb suckers were cyring in their beer. Reagan and Thatcher were firm.

Reagan went to Berlin and said "Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall." The phrase stuck -- all over Eastern Euroope, since solidarity, people were speaking out -- coming out of the shadows, disobeying their governments. I can remember the 9 months or so lead up to the Wall coming down -- East Germans had started to cross in romote areas over to Austria, and WERE NOT SHOT AT.

Finally, it came to pass -- on November 9, 1989, I was in Talahassee, on Business -- and when I heard the news, I cried tears of joy. I consider that day one of the best of my life.


Words can not express

The utter contempt I have right now for the House of Rrepresentative who voted for the HC bill, Princess Pelosi, most of the Senate, Dingy Harry, and most of all BInsaneObama --

AND EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR THOSE B*STARDS. Especially the "voters" who did as much "due diligence" on the Muslim as they do about picking grit from their toenails.

I despise each and every one of them. I'm going to continue to confront those b*stards sporting Zero stickers on their car, or people showing support for him. I don't give a damn about "offending" people anymore.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Save Grandma, Unplug Pelosi


Great sign. May the parafin witch with a capital "B" get the message. "They" were supposed to try to ram a bill through today.
Unless they call some stunt of a roll call vote in the dead of night with no warning, it looks like it's not going to go today. What's at stake is the dems not even bringing to the flooor an amendment that guarantees taxpayers wil not be forced to fund abortion.

Perhaps we cxan all say the prayers an exorcist would say? Can't hurt. The devil needs to get out of Congress, starting with Princess Pelosi.
h/t to lucianne.com on the photo

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Priest Blogger - Where Rubber hits the road

Fr. Tim Moyle, who lives in Mattawa, Ontario, Canada has started a blog, Where the Rubber Hits the Road.

Go over there and say howdy, Fr. is the Pastor of St. Anne's Parish.

Stop Congress from Passing the Health Care Bill

Call your congress critters TODAY if you haven't done so.


I recieved this facebook message, and I am passing it on.

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Even if you've already called or emailed, please call your US House Member TODAY. According to AUL, the House is expected to vote today on a procedural resolution called the "rule" which would not allow the Stupak-Pitts pro-life amendment to the health care bill to even get a vote! AND TOMORROW (on Saturday, Nov. 7th) the House is expected to vote on the health care bill HR 3962.

Please prevent a massive expansion of abortion and save lives by calling your US House Member today! Copy and paste the NRLC's website into your browser:

http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14236481&type=CO Then, enter your zipcode to find the phone number and a suggestion of what to tell your congressman.



Copy and paste this link on your Facebook Wall and spread the word!: http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14236481&type=CO "


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Also be aware the Princess Pelossi is trying to FORCE EVERYONE to pay into a fund to make sure abortions are on the taxpayer's dime.

American Catholic improves Guy Fawks celebration

My blogger friend, Digihairshirt had a FABULOUS way of teaching her youngsters some history, and improving the way it's celebrated! Check out her fabulous post here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall of Berlin Wall Worth Celebration? Not to Obama


Zero will NOT be accepting the invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I can understand. With him it's not about having the good historic sense to celebrate the US part in keeping the pressure on Communism to fail, nah, with him it's ALL about him.


Why would he celebrate an event he cried copious tears over? I'm sure he'd much rather have a cigar with Castro's corpse and commiserate with the nutbag in Venezuela.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Planned Parenthood Director quits and is sued.

Rejoice that a former Planned Parenthood director has quit and joined the prolife side in Bryan, Tx. Abby Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood for the past 8 years, but quit last month - according to one source she'd seen an ultrasound of an abortion and couldn't take it any more. She jonied the prolife cause and how prays with the Coalition for Life outside the clinic where until just recently for the past 2 years she was the center director.

Planned Parenthood has slapped a temporary restraining order on her and the prolife coalition leader -- they're not "happy" that she has revealed that in this last year she was ordered to focus on shilling for more abortions due to the rough downturn in the economy.

You can see video here.

Somewhere else I had read read that one of the best tools prolife has is the ultra sound -- PP and the like HATE it when mothers see their babies. Hard to kill a "blob of tissue" when it has feet fingers, a head, etc.

Some years back I'd seen a video put out by another FORMER director of an abortion clinic. She'd also had a change of heart. She also revealed that a common tactic that creates a vertical marke for such clinics is that they know that Birth Control pills require a higher dossage over time. i.e. what was effective to start with, gradually over time becomes less and less effective to work. Kind of like how a junkie needs more to get high. Well, eventually that BC pill fails, but there is Planned Parenthood, etc. there to "come to the resuce" by providing the opportunity to kill the child -- more expensive --- and when they do that they can kick off a cycle.

[I note with irritation, there is a paid ad whcih pops up in "related videos" for a late term abortion shill -- a caution to those who use ad sense, or the like and don't carefully filter -- I've written to the website maintenence people to ask them to try and filter the ad, and I hope you will too.] Update: since I wrote, "liz" from the Brietbart site wrote and told me that afew peopleearlier tday had alerted her to it, but they haven't been a ble to replicate it being brought up -- but I told her where it's popping up and they are trying to rectify the situation.]

Follow up story and video is here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy All Saints Day

I don't usually go to St. Anne's on a Sunday, but I went to the high Mass this morning where they laid on all the bells and whistles. It was only the second time I've heard the Amazing Fr. G. give a sermon!

I wanted to hear a sermon today (haven't for weeks-- the Sainted Fr. S. doesn't do one for lil ole me.] -- and I wasn't disappointed. Fr. G. said how it's rare that anyone takes to heart the business of "rejoicing and being glad" when persecuted for the faith. We can judge how far we are to heaven by how far we are off the Mark. He also mentioned that in cofession, people sometimesmention how "they are working on this or that." But it's realy not US doing the work, it's thegrace of God working in us. Pray for strength and grace.

No pics, for once I didn't bring my camera. But he busted out the gold vestments. Missa Cantata, technically. 6 servers.

I also think it's good to remember the saints likely in heaven who weren't Catholic. I'm thinking of the young protestant girl, for instance, who was killed at Columbine, because she would not deny Christ to her killers. Surely she must be in heaven too.

Halloween 2


This afternoon there was a sung Mass in the church, attended by the younger kids of the parish. Each dressed as a favorite saint. After Mass there was a procession around the block, and a nice party was held in the hall with games for the kids I managed to snap *most* of then (you know how there's always those one or two kids running around or gone to ground hiding from "shyness."


Here's a bit of video of the procession which went around the block.



Can't say the kids seem overenthused about hiking around the block, but the had some fun with the games, and the holiday goodies, and getting fussed over a bit.


Big kids enjoyed the games too.



There was a nice variety of saints too, anything from Dominic Savio to St. Rita to St. Cecelia, Thomas Acquinas, St. Patrick, Michael the Archangel, etc. Had to laugh a bit at one kid's costume, papa put a bit of "gory" red daubings on Stephen the Martyr's white robe. It was sort of undercut by his green Krocs.






Nice timing on this event, because it gave the kids a chance to later go home andl likely dress up as "princess" or "pirate" or whatever, and hit their own neighborhood for more candy, and break out the pumpkin pies, pizza, scarey movies, apple cider, and "haunted" houses.
[I have to say, to my readers abroad that this "dress up as a saint" business has only been happening in the last 5-10 years, in reaction to evangelical protestants who claim halloween is "Satanic."

When I was young, the occasional kid WOULD dress up as a nun or priest or angel -- the costumes tended to run to what you might want to be when you grew up, or a fantasy character that you'd planned for weeks. Topic "A" among 5-13 year olds was "what are you going to be?" for.

Trust me, in the 40s-90s, it was ALL about the costume, candy, and inducing a bit of harmless fright by making things go "boo" in the night. It STILL is, for 95% of the people, save the weridos in SF and elsewhere who have perverted this who seem to have garnered all the attention away from a bit of innocent fun.]

I think this extra party is a nice addition to all the other things [the harmless ones!] typically done on halloween.

Check out this post, by Digihairshirt to see the best Halloween costume "evah."
[Halloween is all about creativity too!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween, thank Goodness they took that penitential vigil out


Relax, KKK dogs will NOT be doing the unmentionable on your lawn. That was last night. Tonight it's ALL about the treats.
I went to Mass this morning. I noted that back in the 20s missal there was a vigil Mass with its own propers. Purple was worn and it was a day of semi-penitential fast. Change can be good! :-D At least kids now don't have to feel guilty about scarfing down all that stuff. I'm betting that even back then Halloween candy didn't break the fast - in the same way that calories from broken cookies don't count -- nor does anything consumed on the run.

Can't wait for D*A*R*K*

'been saving up rotten eggs for weeks. I'm disappointed I can't find any corn fields within 100 miles that I can steal corn out of so I can go tick tacking. So the eggs are just going to have to do.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gregorian "Shaboom"

Busy last 24 hours...I went along to a lesson in Chant that St. Anne's parish has been holding. [I hadn't had a chance to go before, but there are a few classes left. It's open to anyone in the county wanting to learn. Most of the people there were in various church choirs, about 12-14 in all I forgot to count. The instructor is the parish choir director, very nice.

30 some years ago, I'd had exposure to nume reading - (and I already know how to read standard musical notation, so it wasn't a big stretch.) I was surprised at how quickly what I had been told about it frosh year in college came back - having taken a "General distribution" course in the history of music, the foundations of western music being built on the Gregorian Chant of the monks. Biggest difference is a 4 line staff instead of 5. I rather like the idea of a non-fixed "do." I was delighted to learn that each choirmaster, as a rule of thumb, prefers to fix the "do" to match the tessitura (sweet spot) of the mix of voices that individual choir has. Thank goodness, I was never one of those with perfect pitch, to whom looking at a standard notation "mi" would be hard pressed to sing "re." Don't know if I'll join the choir yet, I'll have a lot of work to do, but some of the tunes were familiar, and having enough latin helps.

I just need to scour you tube for a lot of the common parts of the Mass (8 different possible tones too -- depending on the character of the celebration.) The notation will take some getting use to but personally, in a lot of ways it's easier than standard notation. Hope I got all that right -- there were some nice hand outs too. The church also has a children's choral group.

Also, finally got an eye exam (I'd lost a contact, and my perscription was long out of date.) I went to Mass this a.m., and work, and also swam 3/4 of a mile tonight down at the Kroc center.

Busy girl, so sorry for all the relative radio silence.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New twist on propellar beanies

So help me, I so wanted to take this picture from the side, but given what this guy had on his head I was concerned about him launching some napalm he'd saved since 'nam.

I took this picture downtown after work yesterday. He was not out of place. A fairly young homeless fellow was sitting just outside the Albertson's, perched on a recess of the building near the door. He had a yogi bear style hand muppet, which casually asked me if I had any spare huckleberries. So help me, if I had, I'd have been tempted to give him a few.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Mop


In case you missed it from Lucianne.com:

What can you say? They got it from sweasel.com -- which appears to be worth exploring a bit!
[Click on the sweasel link -- it's pointed out that when zero, who was raised by two white grandparents, starts dropping his "G"s and using "y'all" and "folks" when said GPs never did means that isn't zero talking, but the "Reverend" White.]
As sweasel notes, if a white person had said something about zero being like a janitor he would have been called a "Racist" in about two seconds.

It Makes for an interesting Mass

I haven't seen too many Masses of the Dead in the EF form yet. But the delightful Fr. Freddy did one this AM, it was a feria with "nothing on" and it had been requested in memory of a parishioners relative. It's pretty cool to hear a "DIES IRAE" in real life, other than a University classroom.

I can't vividly remember going to one of these when I was little grades 1-2, other than I do have a vague memory of one. An All Soul's day Mass, perhaps? I'm sure there must have been the odd school Mass or two when we were present at someone's funeral if the Mass time coincided with the school Mass time (as it sometimes did.)

I think if a person has ever been to a funeral service for someone they didn't know, you can almost count on that person being Catholic. I can remember in the mid 60s, after the Mass went to mostly English, but with the old form largely retained, before the 69 missal, we went to quite a few funeral Masses. From middle of 3rd grade through 7th, I'd attended two different schools, and we'd normally all go at least once or twice a week to Mass as a matter of routine. Both churches were cavernous -- so the family of the deceased was usually no where near where we sat, even with the whole school going.....which was just as well, given the propensity for the younger kids to stiffle not tears over the casket scene before us, but generally over "Drama queen" soloists. I can well remember a classmate or two being taken to task for getting the giggles. No, it was never me. I'd already been too scared to even so much as turn around during Mass, because our primary school nuns grades 1-3 would have killed us. That sort of nun can help you develop Vicky Lawrence type immunity from breaking out a laugh. Or as George Carlin would say "if you were good, you could whip a face on Rodger, and HE'D get in trouble for laugning, but NOT you. 'Rodger, outside, there's nothing funny here.' IF you were GOOD, you could clear the whole room."

Many of my protestant friends, when Iwas growing up thought it must have been gloomy for us to have to attend these masses. Far from it!! These usually took longer, so we enjoyed the extra time out of the classroom!

[In grade school, 4-5 in Roanoke, Virginia, I had a friend, Teri Jo Myers, who was a genius at getting a nosebleed, which conveniently lasted from the gospel reading to just before the consecration. Guess who would get to go with her to make sure she was okay and didn't pass out? A few years back one of our servers was telling us that in grammar school they LOVED to serve Mass for Fr. Tom P. because "he always told us we didn't have to be in any rush to hurry back to class." I daresay as a boy in Ireland he had a clandestine few extra minutes of bliss away from the nuns with the priest's permission.

What goes around, comes around!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy 81st Birthday to the Sainted Father S.


Saw him last night for Mass, and then we had his favorite, KFC. [give him two piece, original, wedge potato fries, and a corn on the cob, and he's a happy man] He also got some chocolate fudge last night too for a chaser.

I took this picture this past May. The lemons he grew were almost as big as oranges.

Friday, October 23, 2009

bizness lingo splained to you

"He's ACTUALLY in a meeting now" means he for sure as hell isn't and has told the recptionist to hold all calls unless from mother, wife, or mistress - and in some cases from the former two of those.

"He's in a meeting right now"- he probably really is.

"I'm on a long distance call right now." No, they're not. They thought you were someone else when they picked up the phone. The "long distance" is a dead give away. Who gives a flip about such distinctions now?

"I'm on another call right now, call back." They really are on another call - call back.

"He's on the factory floor right now" - We can't find him, he's probably skipped off to the nearest bar.

Call a lawyer's office and the secretary lets you right through without trying to play gatekeeper? That means the receptionist is ticked off at the laywer. It's particularly good to call law offices at the end of the day, because by that time the lawyer HAS done something to tick off the receptionist.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

49 out of 50 US States + DC Lost Jobs since "Stimulus"

Have you HAD IT with people who sport Obama stickers by now? Shove the following .jpeg in their faces tomorrow. Ask them how the dope with the change is working out for them. Zero bragged that he was going to create millions of new jobs with his porkulus project. The only state to gain jobs from February to Sept (latest figs available) was North Dakota. In other words, about 5 new jobs, because North Dakota doesn't even have 700,000 people living there.



[Click picture to enlarge.]

Full story is here.

The Kenyan Marxist crook was braying that 3.6 million jobs would be created. Well, since then the US has LOST 2.7 million jobs. The dollar may as well be used for toilet paper.


Last week, I didn't mention it on the blog, but as I was gassing up at the local Arco to get to work, I absolutely laid into some son-of-a-bitch who had an Obama sticker on his car. I ripped him a new one and told him I was holding him and his ilk personally responsible for voting for that jackass. This cowering jerk actually started to run for cover to the attendant, then he realized that by doing so he looked like the candy ass he was by doing that. Go ahead, make my day.

I also informed him that zero didn't give a damn about his health as he's written off people over 40. I said I hope his whole family suffers if zerocare passes, and I hoped his 401k is now a 101k.

I*HAVE*HAD*IT.

And I don't feel the least bit sorry for bitching him out. He deserved every nasty word I said to him. I don't care if he'd BORROWED the damn car because his was in the shop. He should have torn the damn sticker off.

If zero trips off the Truman balcony and breaks his neck, call me up, and we can dance in the street together. To borrow a line from Ronaldus Magnus: "The economy will recover when he loses HIS job." The sooner the better.

[IIRC, my opening salvo was "I can't believe anyone still has a f***ing Obama sticker on their car." It went downhill from there! And it was a "salvo" given I could probably have been heard as far north as Orange County and as far east as the Imperial Valley. People in Cabo San Lucos said "Que Paso?" and the tsunami should hit Japan soon. If the kangaroos were unusally active last week they were probably reacting to the shock waves sent through the earth's mantle, unless the death rays set off from the satellites were triggered inadvertently. I'd been saving that particular blast for months now.]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Holding pattern


Ever had one of those weekends where you were going to get things done but didn't but it's okay anyway, because you can do them later, and what you did do was relaxing?

I'm having one of those weekends. Mass shortly with the Sainted Fr. S. His birthday is coming up soon on the 26th of the month, so keep him in your prayers, he will be 81. And say a prayer that the data from one of his hard drives, which just crashed, can be recovered.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Question for my UK readers


[And anyone else in the know]

This last week Blessed Fr. Blake of Brighton (may peace be upon him, I don't know why he's not a monsignor by now) had a post regards all the broken up stuff he had under his sancturary. My first impression was a) how bone idle lazy whomever the people were who modified (or destroyed, whatever your point of view is!) the sanctuary some years back.

Then after musing about it, it's since occurred to me, that rather than cart it off, "the powers that were" figured they may as well bury it in the church rather than pay someone to haul it away.

Which then brought up THIS query for all of you: Have '"archeologists" or various historically minded people in the UK ever done a survey of what is buried under the flooring of many UK churches? [The churches "they" stole from the Catholics, anyway?]

It occurs to me that when anti-Catholic forces in the UK were stripping those altars and being iconoclasts and destroying everything they could, I wonder if they were as lazy sods as the people in relatively present day Brighton were? i.e. Perhaps they just threw a lot of it under the flooring -- unlike the US it is pretty common over there to have people buried in vaults under the church floor --- have "they" looked , just for the heck of it (or perhaps when certain churches were bombed in WWII) and found old statues, altars, fonts, etc. in some of those vaults under the flooring? Maybe they don't all contain the bones of the dead, but more than a few things thought too heavy to bother moving that they wanted gotten rid of?

I'd LOVE to get a look under the floor of the little church in the Tower of London, for instance. Along with Thomas More's body, I wonder what else was flung under there?

Robert B. Reich: We're going to let you die

[Robert B., for my foreign readers, and US folks with a short memory] was a Clinton hack and a Zero supporter. Here's the "money" quote, in case you missed it in the last few days:

""We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive...so we're going to let you die."

Caught on audio too UC Berkeley, Sept 2007:




Let's not forget Zero's avowed purpose is to eventually force everyone into a government plan, where THEY will decide who lives and who dies.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vacant or Pensive Mood? CHECK!

Some beings intuitively understand Wordsworth's line about "when oft upon my couch I lie, in vacant or in pensive mood" and take it to heart.


Somehow, I don't think they are thinking about daffodils, but perhaps rawhide chew toys or figuring out a way to make you pet them 24/7.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our dogs think we are their gods!!!

Last night I was listening to the delightful Fr. Freddy in the parish hall of St. Anne's. They are giving a series of talks about the sanctity of the Mass.

Father was going into the notions of sacrifice in the Old Testament. He mentioned that the inferior being (man) has through natural law acknowledged a Supreme Being and man offers the best gifts as an oblation.


In a flash it occurred to me that perhaps when our dogs (in particular) bring us a bone and drop it at our feet they consider us to be their god! They tend to treat us that way. They wait for us to come home - they bring us things they kill (nothing major, in my case, but lizard halves!) -- they sit at our feet, and follow us everywhere.



Now CATS, otoh.....fergeddaboutit...they want us to worship them! They'd never pull you out of a burning building, for instance. Never mind they can't. They still wouldn't want to.




[Photo: Maggie the wonderdog, now angel dog. I miss her more than I can possibly say.]

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

City Photos


I don't know about you, but I have always been fascinated by old photographs of places, especially when you have a contemporary view of a place. It's fascinating, for me, to see pictures from the late 1800s of San Diego, for instance the San Diego historical society has a few pictures of the Old Town Section of the city when there were just some rancheros, but the topography of the place is still easilyrecognizable. Of course, when the photo took the picture, he had no idea in mind to making a "historic" photograph -- he was just capturing the here and now.


Wouldn't it be interesting, if over the course of time people made it a point to stand in a given spot every year and simply take a picture on the same day of the year (perhaps 4 times if there are seasons) and then do a time lapse "movie" eventually? It would be fascinating to see a city grow, change over time!


Here's my little contribution to preserve San Diego's downtown area, looking East, from F Street, just east of Park Avenue.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!!


I love holidays. Even civic holidays when I don't get the day off. [Those govvie so-and-sos do, so if your mail doesn't show up, you know why. If it DOES show up, call up Ripley's.]

For me deciding when "Fall" really arrives, has always been a little tricky. Yes, "Techincally" on Sept. 21st BUT Pscyhologically? It's a different story.

When I was little it was the first day of school in September. But as I got older and we moved west, it was definitely hard to really tell. Football season? Fall-like weather, but even in December here the days are nice. Every year I have to wait for the day I have to sleep with a sheet, and there's that chill when the sun goes down. It's finally here. This past Saturday at Starbucks I really craved a hot caramel apple spice (cider) instead of a cold drink. I indulged. The thought of "all tastes pumpkin, apples or cider" appeals. If we can just make it through end of October past fire season, we'll be home free. We're still waiting for the first really good rain in months.

Oh, it's TEASED rain -- and there were even a few drops here and there the other day, but nothing to make a real splash. Just enough to rearrange the dirt on one's car.

Anyway, I'm going to have some spaghetti, and some apple pie with cheese tonight in honor of Christopher, the Italian guy, employed by Spain who sailed the Ocean Blue in fourteen hundred of ninety two.

[God only knows what rhymes grade school kids are taught about Columbus today. And it is nice that it will be celebrated on the actual day rather than just "second Monday in October."]

Friday, October 9, 2009

For once I Agree With The Taliban



What kind of sick joke is it that Zero wins a Noble Peace Prize? He hasn't done diddly. Oh. Right. He's the Dope with The Change. I guess the trash America Tour Impressed the morons who dish this "prize" out.


Someone wake me up when the last crack head leftist maggot infested greasy tressed plastic shoe wearing jackass hippy is dead. It will be cause for dancing in the streets. Meanwhile, the Kenyan relatives in the hut are proud of the "Kenyan" who hasn't done squat for them personally.




Frankly, the committee should take that "prize" and shove it right where the sun doesn't shine. Bringing about "Peace" doesn't involve the US rolling over tits up for dictators.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stupid African Bishops Prattle Obama's Praises

One has to ask how screwed up the Vatican State is to have promoted incompetents in decision making positions who vet future bishops. A bishop has to be monumentally stupid to support Obama.

But apparently, here's what we're getting from some of these dumbasses:

"Archbishop Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana said Wednesday that there was "a divine plan behind" Obama's election.
"It's like the biblical story repeating itself," he told reporters, citing the
Old Testament figure Joseph, who after being sold into slavery in Egypt ends up becoming a top official.

"We believe God has his own plans. God directs history," he said of the U.S. election. "We pray that it (Obama's presidency) brings blessings for Africa and the whole world."


I'm sorry, but people this monumentally stupid need to be retired.

Complete story here.

Some boob of a bishop in the UK also had virtual orgasms over Obama too, not long after the election, braying what a wonderful guy he was. He was forced to eat dirt and retract support.

Tell me Satan isn't busy trying to destroy the church from within. People need to grow a spine and some brains. And if they don't THEIR bosses should be accountable for not calling them to task.

[Oh, and if "God Directs History" He sure was asleep at the switch regards letting Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot and all those other tin horn Anti-Christs out there free to do their work. Perhaps this particular Archbishop would have been more successful as a witchdoctor? Somewhere there's a village with an idiot missing.]

[Update: on the link to the story there was this comment:

"This is why a Reformation was needed back in the 16th century. These men are Roman Catholic bishops and they put 'race' before issues of abortion, homosexually, euthanasia, etc. & etc.. I know 'race' trumps all in the American black community but I expected better from Roman Catholic bishops, even if they are black. I guess I was wrong. "

I'm assuming this person is a Protestant, but can you blame him for sayiing what he did? These people DO judge us by the "fruits of our work" and if there are rotten tree stumps of bishops in charge, then can he be blamed? You see outrageous statements from "race first" people, are you really going to look into the theology of the Eucharist and try and understand something outwardly intangible to the people uninstructed? If it wasn't for the Eucharist, I'd be long gone myself.]

Are you Catholic enough to be convicted?

I'd seen this link referred to on Father Finigan's website You can put in your blog URL and see if the Chinese are filtering you.

I'm proud to say I made the cut.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Princess Pelosi and Screwball Harry fight proposed law to require posting of proposed Bills


Is this any surprise that they don't think you have a "need to know" what they want to impose on us?

Bills have been introduced by Republicans to require any proposed bills to be posted on the internet at least 72 hours before a final vote is taken.


From the article linked above:

"Nearly every Republican has signed on, but the Democratic leadership is unwilling to cede control over when bills are brought to the floor for votes and are discouraging their rank and file from signing the petition. Senate Democrats voted down a similar measure last week for the health care bill."

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dogs were Born to Sleep in the Sun


Especially this one: Her name is Kia. Part pit bull, but she is the sweetest natured doggie in the office. The bosses are canine friendly. We've had as many as 5 dogs in the office at one time. This particular one is my favorite. She was bringing her bone along to show everyone in the office today.
She even let the boss take it from her without giving up a fuss!!! [This NEVER happens with most dogs.] She daintily waited for him to give it back, which he did, fortunately! She'd "had it" the other day with the little pocket Pincher (whom most of us in the office think is on crack)and she let him know who was boss of THAT relationship! Docile she may be, but she doesn't suffer fools gladly.


Friday, October 2, 2009

IOC sends Chicago and Zero PACKING - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


I couldn't be more delighted that the grfiter and his floozy got turned away.
[How's that dope with the change workin' for ya?]

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Landmark Education" -- uh, catch ya later, dude

As I post this, some of my co-workers are being suckered in a lunch time on site "meeting" of an initial presentation given by someone from "Landmark Education" -- yesterday the office manager came through with a brochure that I took a cursory glance at. I was immediately suspicous in that it seemed like an exprensive brochure, with a lot of testimonials from some well known people who attested to how "life transforming" this "education" could be. Having previously opted out at a session at a former work place who'd tried a similar thing on with "The Secret" my antennae was up.

Well, today, this seminar guy shows up. I and another cowoker are not "in the little circle" "sharing."

The two young bosses were probably told it was some sort of "power of positive thinking" thing. Whatever. Don't know. The seminar guy is taking people through the first steps of a little work book "What's missing in my life" "What's not working."

Fortu,nately I take my own computer to work and was able to quickly look up "Landmar Education" and find out that in France and Belgium it's listed as a cult. I was not entralled with other things I read either. I was able to quietly call over another co-worker. He's a southern guy and likely very religious and showed him my screen, and he's also stayed out of the little circle. The other people more than likely didn't do a "check."

Great. First under assault from the priest at church trying to make me ignore the Eucharist, and now THIS "thing" at work.

"Bella premunt hostilia" really takes on more and more layers of meaning.

How long, oh Lord?

[At the beginning of the hour the "instigator" said "you need to move your chair over in this area" and I said "Gotta check my email" -- well, I've been "checking." They haven't tried again to make the other co-worker or myself come over. Yet. If they do, there will be a polite ear full.

This is not a time I need to lose my job at the moment, and they'd better not press it!

[Update: the thing ran an hour and forty minutes and it wasn't supposed to go over an hour. My one co-worker and I had a lovely long lunch, checking up on email and facebook, with both of us posting what BS it all was.!] I think the boss was less than thrilled.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy St. Jerome Feast Day and Happy Birthday to Christine Y.


I love St. Jerome. He's not one of those butter-wouldn't-melt-in-his-mouth saints. He was not known for suffering fools gladly. He's the patron Saint of Librarians, which Friend Christine is - and his day is also on her birthday.

Gretsy people of the world, unite!!!

More Indoctrination by Obama Hack "Educators"



This was from a school in Sand Hill, North Carolina. Creepy. Frightening. Even if your kids aren't in public school, are they picking up vibes from their indoctrinated little friends?

Creep Zero also said he wanted US schoolkids to have a longer schoolday.

No Zero, they need more time with their parents, not the state nanny who will only have more time to indoctriate them. Leni would have been proud. Also don't miss Glenn Beck's take on similar indoctrination. And ditto Sean Hannity's interview with some parents whose children were subjected.

And please watch THIS VIDEO -- it shows ARAB children singing Obama "the Kenyan's" Praises because "He will bring down "the Great Satan" From Within."

And This Video, shot almost a year to the day ago, has frightening similarities to how the Hitler Yungen were trained to sing to Hitler as their Saviour.

If you have kids, are they being sucked into this? Are your neighbor's kids?



Let's pray we have a way to go before this happens:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Senate Finance Commitee Rejects Public Optionall


Allegedly.

May the wheels finally drop off the obominator trainwreck once and for all.

Apparently, the "don't tread on me" folks made somewhat of an impression on the biggest congressional dullards.

I wouldn't put it pass them, however, to try and sneak something in in the middle of the night.

Stay vigilant.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Have Alb - Will Travel


For the second Sunday in a row I attended Mass at the exclusive Chez Pere Shipley. I realzied that it was the 2nd Sunday in a row in the last 18 months that I did not stress who was going to say the Mass and if it was a certain someone how far off the "red" and the "Black" it would be.


The Sainted Father S. just says the Mass - and that's enough. He has a nice antimension beneath the corporal too.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Forget Missal? No problem! New way to follow Latin Propers

Well, DUH. I was in a hurry this morning and forgot to stash my missal in my computer case as per usual. It was "Ember Friday" today, so that's why the purple. I knew I could borrow a Latin/English Sunday Mass common missal to follow the ordinary of the Mass, but I would have been dissapointed not to be able to follow the propers.



But hey, no worries. The Amazing Fr. G. didn't notice I'd found a newfangled way to read those ancient proper., even though he sailed by me after he'd heard confession to go vest for Mass.







So if you're ever stuck or want a reference, you can download the whole thing, here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

RJW - Has new blog "Accidental Blog"


RJW has been commenting for a long time on other people's blogs, and he was finally kick started into commencing his own blog, The Accidental Blog.

He lives in Ogden, Utah, and as his "about me" says "Who Am I? (Re)Tired old Dad, teacher, musician and Roman Catholic conservative"

Hop on over and say Howdy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

US Schoolchildren indoctrinated to sing praise to Barrack Hussein Obama

Any morons who voted for "BArrack Hussein Obama" better wake up soon. You kids will be wearing little Red Kerchiefs and turning you in if you express any doubts about "Barrack Hussein Obama."





This video was filmed (according to youtube) at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ and uploaded on June 19, 2009.



They ought to fire the teachers and the principal for letting these young impressionable minds be poisoned. Is this supposed to be the next 3rd World hell hole with a tinpot dictator?



More info:
Burlington Township Board Of Education
1508 Mount Holly Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016-3738
(609) 387-3955

The B. Bernice Young Elementary School is located at 1203 Neck Road in Burlington, NJ. It serves grades PK-2 in the Burlington Township School District. Their phone number is listed as

(609)-386-3520.

Principal (Dr. Denise King): dking @ burltwpsch. org

Vice Principal (Carol Zulla): czulla @ burltwpsch. org

Update: Another link from Fox News -- parents interviewed -- say they were not notified

This one's for Fr. Mildew

IIRC Father Mildew really likes trains. I shot this video from the San Diego Trolley this afternoon. This section of track comes out of downtown and does a 180 turn around the Santa Fe Depot.




At least I was channeling the "Great one" instead of merely "the won" unless it was imagining him tied to the track.

Mac gave Me This cool Award

How 'bout that? I get to pass this on too.
The rules are as follows:

1. Copy the loyal picture above and post it on your blog.
2. Pass it on to those whom you think are deserving.
3. Leave a message for them.
4. Pass it on to as many people as you want.
5. Leave a comment with the person who originally gave you the award.

I'm tempted not to do #3, cuz if they regularly read your blog, then they should know they got it, but "whatever." :-D
I would like to pass on this award to:
3. Fr. Erik (he was on the "what's wrong with this picture" like white on Rice.)
4. E.P.
5. RJW
6. Stephen Farrow, because


I'll also give mention to Digi, Tara, Angela, Kit, Adrienne and Amy ... but I think the process of tagging just more than a few is gonna kill me because I am tired to the bone, having woken up at 5 o'clock this morning for no damn good reason! That, and it was hot and muggy and it's supposed to be hot and muggy again and this is a run on sentence but I just can't focus with all that I have going on right now so please forgive me and anyway I'm not afraid much of Sister Constance Fitzgerald anymore...much. Besides, she gave me an A in the stream of concious writing assignment in 12th grade. I think Proust is safe from any threat from me, but I never bothered to read him, because life is too short and I read Simone de Beauvoir just enough to have had my fill of French writers and it's not like Racine and all those guys could hold a candle to Shakespear anyway. So. There.

And I was on the choo-choo train's cousin today and I wanted to post a little goodie for Fr. Mildew in case he should drop by, which he would if I told him there was a nice trolley and Railway Station to have a look at on account of my effort at cinema verite and don't ask me to put those accents in because it's French and you should know they go in there, and you don't really expect me to look up the ascii code for that, do you? Well, DO you? Because I have to tag all those people I named. Did I say it was hot and I was also having hot flashes? I didn't say I was having hot flashes? You should have guessed.
[And as soon as I hit "publish post" I'm going to say "dammit, I should have tagged X too, because he/she always reads and then they'll think I don't appreciate them, but if I'm really quick I can add them too and cross my fingers that they didn't notice I didn't tag them in the first place and I hope they're not mad.]
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