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Let’s get educated.

15 Nov

How does this happen?

‘What Is the Probability That LaPrincess Will Inherit Her Mama’s Big Bootie?’: High School Test Question Leaves Parent ‘Stunned’

In an age where the educational establishment talk about co-parenting and “our” children, and actively seek to shut down choices such as charter or home schooling, how does this happen? Why does the inappropriateness of this question not stand out to them?

Further, how do they believe that claiming it wasn’t the teacher but was a packet she received, is in any way a defense? It is a comdemnation of the system. Nowhere in a chain of educators did anyone say “Wait, that’s F-ed up!”? Why is it the “true” parents that see it, and not the co-parents.

I want a divorce.

 
 

This too shall pass

15 Nov

Just trying to regain control after much time off. Been painlessly through the WordPress 4.0 upgrade on the site, and this is being posted from the most recent WordPress Android app.

Feel free to add comments, ’cause I’m just to delete this anyway.

 
 

Sensitivity? There’s no sensitivity in Rodeo!

14 Aug


I haven’t posted in quite some time, but the current news cycle has loosened my vents…
(Graphic sarcasm warning)

What is up with the outrage over the rodeo clown in an Obama mask? Understand, rodeo clowns have a dual purpose. They try to be entertaining, yet their primary function is dancing with large angry animals. Rubber presidential masks have been $4.95 worth of pure comic gold since the Nixon era, and rodeo clowns are naturally drawn to this sort of turn-key hilarity. I heard a professional rodeo clown today recount how they had put a G.W.Bush mask on a dummy and relentlessly heckled mad cows into stomping it, back, and forth. This Obama mask was worn by a veteran bull heckler, not a dummy. There was approximately some large percent of a chance that the clown was going to best the bull to begin with, and I’ve seen no report that the mask was actually harmed during the incident. The selective outrage, among those who are indulging themselves in it, is so transparently transparent as to be easily seen through.

Yet simple reason has collapsed rather than pushed back against the outragers. The clown has had his clown card revoked, and must seek future employment working the entry at biker bars (or door buster shoe sales). The fair has apologized, the state has apologized, the cows have apologized, and the NAACP has demanded the DOJ and Secret Service investigate this incident, and bring somebody… anybody… to justice!. Bottom line? Everybody involved has been sentenced to be interred at a sensitivity reeducation facility for the crime of failing to understand the rules have changed under Obama. The position of POTUS now has certain parody safeguards built in, and should MSNBC claim “racist” you will be attacked by a mob no less virulent that those who enforce, by force, the sanctity of their primary religious figurehead(peace be upon him).

I do understand, clowns are scary to begin with. And the only thing the US ever created, that even comes close to ninjas, are rodeo people. Stir that all together with a characature of a polarizing political figure and it only stand to reason that some people are going to soil themselves. Don’t allow the hysteria to cause you to do likewise. Surely modern society will not be brought down by this. It’s not as if it was a YouTube video of a politically insensitive rodeo clown. At least I don’t think it was. Won’t know for sure until we get the final revision of the intelligence assesments, on the Sunday talk shows. If it was a video, I apologize. That would easily explain why so many seem to have slipped off their foundations. (I think it’s the thumbs-down option. By placing a thumbs-down button so near to the thumbs-up button it induces an unnatural form of individuality in some, who have come to accept their only two options are “Like,” or “Oh, I’m sorry, I meant to click Like.” This often plays out publicly in violent dislike episodes; yet surely should not be confused with individuals who might actually harbor a deep seated hatred for politically insensitive rodeo clowns. It’s science, don’t argue.)

Certainly, by making a post such as this, some will call me racist. That’s understood in todays partisan environment. It seems to be the primary fallback position for those who fail to acknowledge that argument has been the backbone of politics in America, since before America was. I have struggled through the first few paragraphs of the Federalist Papers, and they make a rather compelling case that those who are incapable of moving beyond blind partisanship are simply a hinderance to reasonable discourse, and are probably best avoided.

Not many years ago people were burning effigies of George W. in the street. Now those same people are doing a DNA test, to see who may have a genetic proclivity towards Non-Reality-Based Self-Righteous Partisan Bellyaching.(which is only known to respond to regular doses of Stepbackandlookatyourself-Really®)

I could go on forever… It’s one of my few talents… But at this point the only people still reading are the goons at the NSA, and simply to entertain them, I’m going to come right out and say it…

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What were the Wise Men following?

17 Sep

One of the best known stories from the Bible is the Wise Men from the East coming to worship Jesus at his birth. Three of the common questions about this are: Who were they? What was the star they saw? And how did they know what it meant when they saw it?

Matthew 2:1-2…
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Note that different from the common interpretation, rather than following a star to Jerusalem, they saw a star in the East and traveled West to Jerusalem. Also understand that while the Jews were under the capitivity in Babylon, several hundered years earlier, the prophet Daniel was highly respected by king Nebuchadnezzar. After Daniel not only recounted but explained a dream that Nebuchadnezzar couldn’t even remember, the book of Daniel 2:46-48 tells us…

Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

So Daniel was given a high place among the wise men of Babylon, this would include the Babylonian astrologers. During this period in Babylon Daniel was also given his prophecy regarding the 69 weeks, which better than 450 years ahead of time, pinpointed when the Messiah would be crucified. That prophecy made it into the Jewish scriptures as a warning to the religious powers of the day. They ignored it. Yet there is no reason to believe that he wasn’t given other prophetic insights that he may have given to the Babylonian astrologers regarding the birth of the Messiah. I think they saw what they were told to look for, and didn’t ignore it. So what might they have been watching for, and when did they see it? I think it was the Scepter of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah rising with the Sun, and I think they saw it in August of 2BC.

At that time there was an amazing conjunction of four planets in the constellation of Leo. Jupiter, Mars and Mercury aligned precisely, with Venus set off a little distance. Here’s an animation that shows how the planets converged over a one week period, between August 19th and 25th.

Scepter of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, convergence.

So what does this figurative scepter signify? Jupiter is the brightest planet in the night sky. The Romans called it Zeus and it is generally seen as being supreme among the planets. Mars signifies strength in battle. Mercury is known for it’s speed. And Venus, the Bright, Morning Star is at the handle of the scepter.


Here’s what it looked like rising with the sun on August 25th of 2BC. The planets are a bit out of scale and It probably doesn’t really look like much to you. But it almost certainly looked amazing to an ancient astronomer, especially if someone told them it was going to happen more than 450 years ahead of time.

The Scepter of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, rising with the Sun.

A predicted sign such as that would certainly be enough to cause the Magi to saddle up and go to Jerusalem. They didn’t need a star to point the way. They knew where Jerusalem was, and they went to the king of Jerusalem because they thought that’s where they would find the young prince. Yet news of this child surprised King Herod, and he had to look to the scripture to figure out where the prophetic King would be born. The Wise Men were told to look for Jesus in Bethlehem, and were sent on their way.


Matthew 2:9-10 says…
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

A few things to note here. In all of these verses the word ‘star’ is translated from the Greek word ‘aster’ and can be understood as being either literal or figurative. Where the verse says ‘the star which they saw in the East went before them,’ I tend to believe this is speaking figuratively, especially since they ‘rejoiced with exceeding great joy’ at seeing it. Folks don’t usually get worked up like that for what they’ve seen before. This was a different sort of star. The Moon is the closest heavenly body to the Earth and if it ‘stood over where the young child was’ it would be standing over every kid for ten thousand square miles. This second star was something supernatural. It was close to the Earth and able to lead someone on a local basis. Though it would also have to be figuratively similar to the planetary conjunction they saw earlier in the East. This second star would have to figuratively embody the scepter with three lights signifying strength, speed and supremecy with the Bright and Morning Star at the handle. As near as I can figure, it would’ve looked something like this.

Star of Bethlehem

If you can understand what God’s doing, you realize he does it exactly as it should be done. If he wants to capture the attention of astrologers, he’ll move stuff around in the sky. Once he’s got their attention he’ll lead them to where he needs them to be. And in the end they will know, he alone is God.

At least that’s what I think!




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I’m sick of hearing “Obama killed Osama”

19 Aug

Yesterday (8-18-2012)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen(D) said
“And let’s not forget that this is the commander in chief who finally led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice,” emphasis mine (link)

May 2, 2012
President Barack Obama said
Bin Laden raid is ‘most important single day of my presidency’ (link)

Before bin Laden raid.
Administration drafted memo to shield Obama if OBL raid failed. (link)

June 6, 1944
Dwight D Eisenhower prepared letter for possiblity of D-Day failure.
“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.” (link)

Eisenhower took responsibility for about 75,000 US troops. Obama set up a patsy to shield himself from blame for a few dozen.

Leadership? Gutsy call? My ass!

 
 

Mayhem Prophecy: Friday the 13th baktun

18 Jul

Aztec ‘Stone of the Sun’ (not the Mayan calendar)

If you haven’t heard of the fear regarding the Mayan Calendar and Dec 21, 2012 you’ve been living under a rock. If it makes you fearful, you’re living under the covers. I wish I could call the hype disinformation, but disinformation supposes some kind of real information is being hidden. The Mayhem Prophecy fear-mongers have created this hoax out of whole cloth.
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WordPress: wp.me shortlinks in tweets using Jetpack 1.6.1

13 Jul

If you’re using WordPress and Twitter you probably understand the magic of wp.me shortlinks within tweets. For those who don’t know, the links are parsed by Twitter and a preview of your post is shown inline. It’s a good thing. My question was how do I get the Jetpack Twitter sharing button to natively use the wp.me shortlink rather than the standard permalink. It was actually pretty easy.
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President Obama Guts TANF Welfare Reforms.

13 Jul

How can the President continue to unilaterally bypass the law and congress in his effort to bring about his vision of Utopia? Yesterday, by executive fiat, he gutted the welfare reforms of the Clinton administration, and his lapdog media won’t even mention it. Like his recent declaration of amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, this is another move that simply would not have held muster among the American People, so they weren’t consulted.

When TANF was passed into law it was shielded so that this exact sort of end-around wouldn’t be legal, but the legality doesn’t seem to concern Health and Human Services or the Administration.

Morning Bell: Obama's Imperial Presidency Dissolves Welfare Reform.

My challenge to President Obama: Tell us a story.

 
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Whitehouse likens school records to birth certificate

12 Jul

I know it’s just me, but I get so upset when I hear this. Today, again, when the President’s press secretary Jay Carney is asked about the the Presidents school records, he likens it to the questions about his birth certificate. He maintains the administration is transparent , and calls it an “open book”, unfortunately it’s a book the American people don’t get to read. I see two possibilities: either Obama registered as a foreign student to cash in on financial aid or George Bush got better grades.

I know that’s simply speculation, yet they MUST know that by not releasing the documents they invite the speculation. Again I’m speculating, but it would seem they’ve concluded releasing the documents would damage their position worse than any amount of speculation.

 
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Pelican International Airport

05 Jul