Saturday, March 10, 2012

Son3 Goes to WashingtonNot

Update: caucus coverage currently (3/10) front page KVOE news

Make that the county.

Kansas caucuses are held today, and the Ron Paul Campaign asked Son3 to deliver in our county caucus a speech on behalf of Dr. Paul.  What a privilege, and an honor, has come to this 20-year-old man, who never experienced some of the blessings his parents knew in the former United States of America, but has educated himself in the ways of civil government in a measure which enables him to champion and seek the freedoms we all once enjoyed, as ordained by God (YHWH), and enumerated in the (treasonously trampled) Constitution of this republic.

We attended the Kansas Pre-Caucus Convention in Wichita yesterday, in the company of 1,500 others; a crowd clearly favoring Dr. Paul to fill the office of the Presidency, and effusively welcoming him to the podium.  Santorum was elsewhere in-state, drawing a crowd of 200.  Clever media camera coverage, however, magically portrayed comparatively sparse attendance where Ron Paul was the speaker.  And the beat goes on.

In his lecture detailing the Quigley formula, G. Edward Griffin succinctly describes what we experience every four years:
"These people [global elite] laugh at anyone who takes a political party seriously.  They laugh at all these people out there campaigning for Republicans or Democrats.  ...All they have to do, they say, is control the elections.  Allow people to vote, so long as they don't vote for anything significant.  ...Candidate against candidate, but we own them all, so what difference does it make?  ...Republican leaders who run corporations that build electronic voting machines steal elections, using software; using machines that not only are capable of being hacked, but ladies and gentlemen, are designed to be hacked.  Now that the elections are at hand, we find that the rigging of elections is being used to promote certain Democrats.  You see this has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats.  This has to do with the Quigley formula.  Rigged elections is the ultimate form of the Quigley formula: giving people the illusion that they participated in their own political destiny because, by golly, they went to the polls, and they touched a screen, and a light went on, and they got their little sticker that says I Voted.  And they have no idea what went on inside that machine when the numbers were counted.  Or they get a piece of paper and they put it through a scanner...they have no idea what goes on inside that scanner and how the numbers come out.  That is the ultimate embodiment of the Quigley formula.  What we're dealing with here is a phony wrestling match."

Despite these evil machinations, champions of liberty strive to revive the republic, to ring the cracked bell of freedom, to occupy [Luke 19:13] till the Saviour comes.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen. [Revelation 22:20b, 21]

[Note: In the article linked through G. Edward Griffin's name, under section D, reference is made to a particular religion and its leader being of God.  The god of that religion is of the world, and many of the religion's practices of pagan origin and intent.  Believers in the God of the Bible (YHWH) may be found, however, in various and sundry ill places from which they would do well to depart.]

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.  Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.  But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.  -Proverbs 1:20-33

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

English *Hysteria*

The baby, who turned 16 this month, has for all intents and purposes finished his formal studies of English grammar and composition.  Wanting, however, to do a quick review of all the bits and pieces, we're now making our way orally through a textbook I likely picked up in a library sale and hadn't employed in the education of any of the other four.  It's proven itself to be a handy tool for the purpose of review.

This morning we literally skipped the section on double negatives, as "We don't have no extra chairs," is clearly non-standard and gave us both a chuckle.  No instruction from that section was necessary.  Moving to Placement of Modifiers, I said it was a section worthy of review, for it's sometimes tricky.  I didn't know it could move either of us far beyond chuckles.

Non-standard sentences were provided, and the student was to rewrite them, placing the modifying phrases in the proper positions for clear meaning.

1.  The famous explorer told us about running into a family of baboons in today's assembly.

This should have been a clue there would be a quick end to English today.

3.  The fashion display attracted an enormous crowd in the department store window.
5.  The teacher required three articles from magazines on Pike's Peak.
7.  You are the only one who can do a double somersault on the diving team.
9.  The woman was reading a mystery story in a yellow dress.
10.  We saw a meteor falling through a large telescope.

Maybe we didn't need placement of modifiers review after all.  And I was laughing so hysterically, what I needed was oxygen.  I made one attempt at moving on to participial phrases, but that family of baboons in the assembly wouldn't stop somersaulting through my mind.  Gasping for breath, I said, "I can't do this any more," tossed the fabric scrap into the book, and closed it.  [When I grow up, I'll make some real bookmarks, although rag rug strips, torn pieces of yarn labels, and folded Aldi ads can do the job.]

Thanks to the baboons and that book wearing a yellow dress, we've an extra-long lunch break today.  Not enough time, however, to get to Pike's Peak for a magazine, so I think I'll watch a another crochet tutorial.

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!  Deuteronomy 5:29

Thursday, January 26, 2012

At Rest

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.  James 5:8

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Election Year

Time, money, energy, attention, emotion, (false) hope, and training to ask for (the lesser of) evil(s).  Bread and circuses.  Very slow-starting film, which picks up at 2:10, and that with the erroneous expression that we live in a democracy.  With those caveats, would this film could be required viewing for all Americans.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.  1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8

Bathroom Chickens

This past summer, Son4 and I made chickens on the bathroom vanity top.  As unsavory as this may be, it's an improvement over the year I raised hatchery chicks in the living room for three weeks (two weeks too long), removing them barely in time to host the Thanksgiving feast.  Well, I wanted to get to watch them.  Been there, done that, and won't EVER do it again.  *grimace*

The bathroom chicken-making venture was a success.  Twice.  And since our roo-to-hen ratio is a bit askew, we'll be doing it again in the late spring.

All sired by Jamael, a black star rooster, with mamas unknown within a varied breed flock, discovering what flavors they'd be when grown was a treat.

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.  Proverbs 30:5, 6

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Piggledy Exchange

[Scene: driving along on a country road.]

Mom:  (with a sweeping motion of her arm across the windshield) What a vista.

Son4:  What?

Mom:  (arm sweeping the windshield again) What a vista.

Son4:  I don't think anything ate it.

Mom:  What?

Son4:  I don't think anything ate it.

Mom:  Please say the last two words slowly.

Son4:  ATE IT

Mom:  I said, "What a vista."  You don't think anything ate what?

Son4:  Ohh.  I thought you were saying, "What ate this stuff?"

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.  Proverbs 17:5