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Monday, October 31, 2011

Terra Nova, Vetus Fabula.

Being a science fiction fan for as long as my memory serves, I always have a catch in my throat, a great expectancy when a new SF series is in the offing. Until now. "New Earth"?  Earth 2? Like this maybe?

Saving our future by going somewhere else. Or somewhen. I have watched a little, and cannot become engaged by the plots or characters. The dinosaurs (since the plot involves going back umpty-ump million years in time in order to survive, what with [then] present-day environmental predation by bad 'ol us) are good. Good dinosaurs to provide dramatic tension.

Like this. Oh wait, that's from

It is well-chewed and pre-digested Spielberg. I await FREAKAZOID - The Live Action Movie.

Laugh with me, Jocko.

Oh...I almost forgot!

But you know,
unicorns are
such standard fare...








You know, seagoing, intelligent mammals.

Like Darwin in SEAQUEST DSV.


You know, by Stephen Spielberg.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I love you, Ken!

   So I am tired, and have been sidetracked to the IMPORTANT and WEIGHTY, and thus have fallen from the fluffy standard of blogdom, like a bad meringue, or a doomed souffle.

I shall endeavor to keep things light, airy, and totally content-free, like American Idol, only shorter, and you have to read it.

That's it. This shall be the BarbieTM of blogs!

How 'bout that Ashton Kutcher, huh?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lest it appear to all my Gentle Reader that I am monomaniacal about getting people wet:

This is just an issue that has been waved before my eyes like a red flag  A LOT lately, and I am compelled to answer, especially when people with relatively large radio audiences essentially say "Jesus didn't know what He was saying" as a throwaway kneejerk sectarian response to a caller's citation of a scripture verse. When the Founder makes a clear statement, and a self-professed Follower negates that statement, I have a problem with that.

I think that we all can agree that the Religious World has taken what Jesus and his disciples taught, and have made complete hash of it. Jesus' diner spirituality is not soPHISticated enough...religion has to try to make it Cordon Bleu. It's rather like Mark Twain referred to his own writing:

''My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.''

The Gospel is water. Everybody is thirsty.


(Candy cigarette not to scale!)

Sugar fags. Candy cigarettes.

Not'nymore. Candy sticks. The little chalky wintergreen-flavored sweets with a pink tip have been bowdlerized to "sticks" with no pink tip.

The kids still know what to do with 'em.

Even the Welsh did, in the day:

And a packet of cigarettes: you put one in your mouth and you stood at the corner of the street and you waited for hours, in vain, for an old lady to scold you for smoking a cigarette, and then with a smirk you ate it. - Dylan Thomas "A Child's Christmas in Wales".

Take the toy guns away, and kids will make sticks go "bang!". And pine cones are grenades (But Magnolia seed pods are BETTER grenades!).
Take the sexist Barbie dolls away, give her a tool kit, and Little Karma Goodvibes will make the pliers and the spanner go to the Prom.

Take THAT, PC!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Why is Alex Jones Supporting the Globalist Religious Conspiracy?

I am angry.

Furious about people who should know better. I was listening to my XM radio whilst driving, and a Jones caller-in ended with "Remember...Mark 16:16 says "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."  Alex Jones proceeded to burble "Well, that means 'reborn'.

No Alex, it doesn't. "Baptize" means "to immerse". John the Baptiser did not "rebirth" people. He immersed them in the Jordan. Jesus said "he that believes and is baptised will be saved." Popular "Christian" teachers say "Baptism is not important.". Who will YOU believe, Alex? Will you support the globalist religious conspiracy, or Jesus?

When the apostle Peter told the Jews in Jerusalem that they had crucified the Son of God, the Christ, they asked "What can we do?" Peter said "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

He did not say "Pray this prayer." He did not say "Ask Jesus into your heart." "Keys to the Kingdom" Peter said "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.".

Alex, who will you stand with? Charles Stanley or Jesus? Billy Graham or Peter? John MacArthur or Paul, who explained what happens in baptism.

1 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

If you read the words that the Scriptures use about baptism, you must come to the conclusion that it is far more important than what modern Bible teachers allow. The Acts 2 passage alone is proof of the anti-baptism conspiracy. The day the church began, Peter told the people how to get in. The New Testament never rescinded those instructions.

What about "the Sinners Prayer"? Nowhere to be found in Scripture. What about "asking Jesus into your heart"? Nowhere is this instruction given.

Commentaries and Bible dictionaries may disagree, but if it is not in the Biblical text, it is error. It is false doctrine. It is calling a wall a door. What more awesome conspiracy than to dupe millions that they are in the church, only to find too late that they never even got in the door.

What will you stand with, Bible truth, or the globalist religious booksellers?

Really, Alex. That comment did not need to be made at all. You should have just let the quote stand.
Save your efforts for the Bilderbergers and the CFR.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Image - http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com

Hallowe'en was a GREAT night when I was a kid. The Halloween  Carnival was held at the National Guard Armory, with games, a Haunted House, food, prizes. Got my first Fantastic Four comic at one. (It was a cut-out. Not strictly according to Hoyle.) The haunted house had horrors for the squeamish, including a bowl of chilled chicken livers to feel. This must have been before the debut of the Germ Theory of disease.

I Trick-or-Treated a bit as well. Always fun. When I was in play school, we were taken by the local bank, where each of us was given five brand-new pennies in a cellophane wrapper. Bet that doesn't happen much anymore. And of course, lots of candy.

Candy, apples, little toy treats, all from neighborhood types whom we knew. With the Balkanisation of our country, and our neighborhoods, this setup is now a problem (though the Readers Digest articles that hyperventilated about razor blades in apples and LSD laced choccies turned out to be as true as the epidemic of ritual child abuse in the late '80s.)

We now live on streets, not in neighborhoods. We do not know the people we live next to; problematic for letting the kiddies beg for goodies down the street.  But we have developed an answer!

We gather with people we DO know at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, or behind the Big Church across town, line up the cars, fill the trunks with Wal Mart candies, and on a night Not Hallowe'en, let the kiddies dress up as King David or Esther, never Harry Potter (unless you've been missing the Homeschool Parents Meetings), and browse the car trunks, joyfully caroling "Trunk or Treat!", and partaking of the smorgasbord of glut.

Ray Bradbury wrote stories about cultural castration ("Pillar of Fire"), the State removing Poe and Melville, Dickinson and Lovecraft, creeps, skeletons, ghosts, and zombies from the libraries, anything that might move one to fear or passion, to deliver society to a tapioca calm. This is where we are headed. Trick or Treat!

No surprises. No tricking. No soul.

Now, no-one really expects a screed like this from me, because I lived in Flandersville for years (you know, down the road from Dobsonburg), and we NEVER let our kids do Trick or Treat (though we did countenance the occasional Harvest Festival). First, it was the whole pagan and Satanic thing. Then it was the business of teaching kids that it was OK to beg from house to house. We were the house with the front porch light off on October thirty-oneth. Yeah, we were that family.

I have since repented.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Do what he say, do what he saaaayyyy... do what he saaaayyyy...

So, I was thinking (and I REALLY need to move into a lighter vein, but the nights are getting longer, and my temper, shorter.), if you are going to make the pretense of following historical, Biblical Christian doctrine, you might do well to stop pulling other doctrines out of your nethers.

Rapture: NOT IN THERE (Resurrection of the dead, yes, but that's a different basket of loaves and fishes)
Sinners Prayer: NOT IN THERE Period.
Ask JESUS into your heart!: NOT IN THERE (Rev.3:20 is to the erring church at Laodicea.)

(As to the latter two, a reading of Peter's prescription would be enlightening in Acts chapter two. Read the whole thing. Behold the birth of the church.) 

If you are going to be a Biblical Christian, then do what the Bible says. It may not be cool. It may not be hip. It may not popular. It may not be soPHISticated.

It will please your God. Jesus said "If you love me, keep my commandments.". That alone is the metric for our love for Christ. Do What He Says. Raising your hands isn't. Being there every time the door opens isn't. Doing quiet time isn't.





This requires more than a passing nod to the Scriptures. It requires reading them. Getting to know them. Doing them.Yourself.

The German soldiers at the Nuremburg trials were not cut any slack because "ve vere following orders.". Likewise, pointing and saying "My preacher said" or "the youth minister said" will not cut it. Adam blame shifted not only to Eve "the woman" but also to God Himself "that YOU gave me". That didn't work either. We are, each of us, responsible for Knowing and Doing. Biblical truth is findable and knowable. With your reading, and reading with others of like precious faith, you can apprehend a great trove of truth to practise and share.

The New Testament was written in koine Greek. Street Greek. Martin Luther translated the Bible into the language of the German people. Wycliffe translated it into English. It was written to be read and understood. It is not some mystic, gnostic tome. Read it. Then do it. Get help if you need.

Just be sure that you are not making it up as you go along.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Hmmmmmm. Still here. It was either a really quiet trumpet, or nothing happened. I'm betting on the latter, given that FOX and CNN are not full of video of massive automobile wrecks from driverless cars careening into those Left Behind.

Which raises an issue: If I were a raptured motorist, and my unmanned flivver kills a mother hysterically pushing her now-empty pram along Jefferson Street, would my rapture ticket be rescinded?
What of the Almighty's culpability in this fiasco? I mean, she would have no chance to come to Jesus during the Tribulation period, now. This should be especially alarming to Open Theists, who believe that God limits His foreknowledge, apparently because He likes surprises, or at least so they can fanwank a way for foreknowledge and free will to coexist amicably. (As an Arminian Calvinist, I have never seen the problem myself.) I mean, these victims will never be able to hear fine gospel preaching by the Two Prophets, or the 144,000. I have far less problem with God opening the earth to swallow Dathan and Co. than with Himself perpetrating Rapture-induced vehicular homicide.

Actually, I see this as a damning indictment of the whole damned teaching (see what I did there? And you thought I was just cussin'!). Airplanes falling from the sky, cars doing the Carmageddon thing on the roadways, all because God blew the Rapture whistle. No fairs, NO FAIRS! (Quick...what's the reference?!)

And I used to believe this stuff.

Now I am not so callow as to believe that ad doctrinum attacks are sufficient to disprove the thing, The Scriptures, and a passing acquaintance with them are sufficient (at least after you recognise any blind spots you may have.) Read the Scriptures and let them say what they say following normal rules of grammar and meaning, and you should be fine. No need for J.Vernon McGee, or John MacArthur, or Hal Lindsey to lead you by the nose.    

Mr. McLeod's offering on FaCHAYbook admirably bullseyes the political spectrum facing us:

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected. (G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, April 19, 1924)

 I cannot argue with Mr. Chesterton.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I missed the Rapture on Aardvark's Plumbline

Well, I have an ear cocked for the Trumpet, even if Jack Benny isn't Gabriel.
On the other hand, Jesus saying "No man knows the day or the hour..." may give me some leeway as to my need for having a weather-ear out.

I guess 12:01am Saturday will be the kicker.

Hmmmmm...does God keep Zulu time?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Would You Buy a Used Eschatology From This Man?

How can ANYONE listen seriously to Hal Lindsey anymore? The other night I turned on George Noory's Coast to Coast AM, and there was ol' Hal, rabbiting on about Bible End-Timey-Wimey prophecies, Gog and Magog, Armageddon, and totally ignoring that he has been reliably wrong for forty-plus years.

His NYT Bestselling book (ALWAYS a good indicator of doctrinal correctness) The Late Great Planet Earth made a number of predictions, not the least of which involved the establishing of the nation of Israel in 1948 being the "budding of the fig tree" referred to by Jesus in Matthew:

"Now learn this parable from the fig tree:  When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors!  34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.  35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away." (NKJVMATTHEW 24:32 

 This appears in Mark and Luke as well.  A Biblical generation is generally understood to be 40 years, The idea became popularized that Jesus would therefore return within 40 years of the re-establishing of Israel (or at least Rapture the church), in other words, by 1988. Come Jan 1, 1989, this was proven to be incorrect.

1948-1988......no RAPTURE. This alone is enough to establish Hal Lindsey as a false prophet, but there has been no word of repentance to date from Mr. Lindsey. Rather there have been several books from him updating his ideas.

No repentance for false prophecies, no rapture, no shamefaced shutting his prophetic pie-hole.

Why do we have an entire Christian culture addicted to this prophetic foofery. I came to Christ during the Late Great Planet Earth wave. I read the Bible, and listened to mature Christian teachers, and got over it.

Why can't people figure out that language and grammar don't get all gooey just because you are reading the Bible. "This generation" means "THIS generation", the generation to whom Jesus was speaking. The Gospel according to the New York Times is another gospel.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to examine all of a four-decades-old book. Read the Bible. Hear it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Con Wonking

I sparred all weekend with Wade, the squirrel-haired dealer in anime inaction figures, mostly ones featuring pronounced hemispheres in their sculpting. He sells posters, the little cell-phone charms designed to fall off and make one cry at the loss, and body pillows (the oversized pillows you lie alongside in bed, imprinted with anime babes posed languorously thereon. When you see a guy with one or two of those newly-purchased, he may as well be wearing a sandwich-board: "I will never, ever get a date.".) To be fair, they also have guys printed on some of them. I don't look at those.

Wade is a talk-show Conservative. He makes me look like Alan Colmes.


I finally learned that there is conservatism, and then there are Conservatives. The two are not necessarily congruent. Then there is the Constitutional, which is often incongruent with the other two.( I am amusing myself thinking of an SNL sketch starring Christopher Walken "The Constitutional". Just not on a body pillow.)

Conservatives, the crowd championed by the likes of Limbaugh and the Hannitoad, have as doctrine that the YouEssofAY is the policeman of the world, that we must have tight drug laws, so that apparently it is illegal to feel good beyond what well-taxed libations can supply, and the Constitution is trumped by The Way We have Been Doing It. I suspect that this is not really what Buckley and Goldwater had in mind at all.

"We must conserve the way we've been doing it all along!" Because we are The Right! I find far less of a Constitutional bent in Radio Conservatism than I do in the tinfoil hat brigade with the likes of Alex Jones. Even FOX News, the alleged Right-wing mouthpiece, can barely acknowledge the mere existence of a Constitutionalist like Ron Paul, at least without rolling their eyes like a twelve-year-old given a curfew.

Wade likes Paul's fiscal policy, but "his foreign policy scares me" sez himself. We must be The World Police. Sometimes Limbaugh surrogate Roger Hedgecock was dismissing Paul in doctrinaire fashion, horrified that if there was a war in Rwanda (What? Really?) Ron Paul would not immediately dispatch our olive drab pizza delivery and security detail to the fray.

Entangling alliances? I realise that "entangling" has four syllables, but the Jefferson's inaugural intent should not be that hard to divine. Oh, wait.

Washington's thoughts (and they are more commercial than military) are reasoned and clear:

So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.  
If the Alex Jones brigade have connected the dots properly, "Fast and Furious" has revealed the most egregious betrayal of the Founders' intentions by linking gun-running (our people actually making deliveries!),  cocaine importation, and our Government. Iran-Contra 2.0!

Ron Paul may be the most dangerous man in politics, but if The Powers That Be have their ineffable way, he will become the most invisible.

Herman Cain is the one that makes me nervous. The single Liberal bone in my body thrills at the thought of being able to vote for a black man (that he is ostensibly conservative apparently matters little to the Liberal bone. It is, after all, quite small. I think it resides in my ear, that or my left wrist.) His Fed connections worry me. His assertion that internal vulpine Fed audits are sufficient to secure the Federal Reserve henhouse appalls me. His 9-9-9 plan annoys me (though I quite liked the movies). He used to be a FairTAX man. Now he's a pragmatist with a trademark.

Not happy with the Cain.

Whilst away at TsubasaCon in Huntington WV (an amazingly well-run anime convention!) politics marched on, and the Babelisation of the Repuglican hopefuls continued apace. A Texas Baptist preacher with a 10, 000-member flock introduced Rick Perry as a Christian, as opposed to Romney who is a cultist. "

“Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person — or one who is a born-again follower of the lord Jesus Christ?”

We are not amused. I am no Romneyite. Captain Underoos (c) Vox Day holds no charms for me, but neither do the piaculative pretentions of professional politicians. My thoughts on pols who run "as Christians" are to be found elsewhere on the blog; suffice to say that EVERY time I have drunk the grape juice offered by candidates touting their faith - or allowing it to be touted by others - I have been bitten well and hard on the keister, from Jimmuh Cahter on.

I would vote for a cannibalistic Cargo Cultist IF he swore or affirmed to adhere to the Constitution, and did it.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

SEC Hijinks!


Isn't college GREAT ?!

This picture is from our local paper, The News Courier, and the Earnest Young Miss is a stoont at UAH, and I am sure that she believes her little sign.

It just hurts my head. NOT THE POINT. Their PRESENCE is illegal. They have broken our immigration laws.


Doing so has consequences. If I rob a bank, and am caught, I will go to jail, and not even pass "GO". Likewise, if I murder someone, I will go to jail, and depending on where, I may well be executed for my trouble. If someone sneaks into our country, and is caught, he may well be sent home. He surely should be. I do not care if he is here "for a better life". We have a method in place for immigrants to enter legally.

Our little miss above has forgotten a major Kindergarten rule: Don't Jump Ahead.

UAH has accomplished its goal. Teach them what to think, not how to think.

The Alabama newsreaders are bleeding all over their HD studios about stories of widdle kiddies whose parents made bad choices, and because of crackdowns on illegal immigrants are having to go home, or risk deportation, meaning these widdle kiddies won't be in Alabama schools anymore.

Alabama is MEAN. Poor widdle kiddies...they won't learn self-esteem in schools. Or get free lunch.

Because Daddy and Mommy sneaked into the country to pick veg and cut the heads off of chickens.


In other news: US has abandoned rule of law in favor of fiat assassination.

Sleep well.