15 February 2008

as a little child

"Let the little children come to Me,and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it"

It is necessary, however, to examine what is the meaning of being babes in wickedness, and how a man becomes so, while in mind a grown man. A babe then, as knowing either very little or nothing at all, is justly acquitted of the charge of depravity and wickedness; and so it is also our duty to endeavor to be like them in the very same way, by putting habits of wickedness entirely away from us, so we too may be regarded as men who do not even know the pathway leading to guile, but who, unconscious of malice and fraud, live in a simple manner, practicing gentleness and a priceless humility, and readily forbearing from wrath and spitefulness. For such we affirm are the qualities found in those who are still babes.
(St Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke, Homily #121.)

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation and with Thy governing Spirit establish me." (Ps 50)

13 February 2008

tax rebate

I, for one, am looking forward to the $1500 I should be getting in the mail on top of my tax return (fingers crossed) this spring. It’s the tax rebate Bush is sending everyone, hoping we’ll go out and spend it in order to stimulate the economy.

"To pay for the rebates — which are estimated to cost about $117 billion over the next two years — the government will have to borrow more money, enlarging the budget deficit." (read this here.)

In other words, in order to stimulate the economy, the government will borrow $117 billion dollars from the Federal Reserve (which will simply print the money since this country does not have $117 billion), who in turn will charge interest on that money (because it’s a bank)--guess who gets to pay for the $117 billion plus interest over the next ***years? We do, with our tax money! Yay! I wonder how much I’ll end up paying for this ’gift’ of $1500?

I’m no economist, so I’m not trying to say that it won’t help the economy in the short term. But this shows the terrible state of our economy in general and the ridiculous way we do things. The real winners in this scheme are those who are a part of the Federal Reserve, aka Rockefellers et al...imagine how much they are making!

I found this quote today by Thomas Jefferson: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." Funny thing is that we have both: a banking institution which owns our government and a standing army.

RON PAUL 2008!!! Here you can find some of his writings on the subject.

Here is a fantastic, informative video in whichG Edward Griffin explains the Federal Reserve’s who’s, what’s, when, where’s and why’s.

12 February 2008


I guess I misunderstood the information...Ron Paul is marching forward!

11 February 2008


a song by Ani DiFranco [sorry Ani, had to edit a little]

Life in the circus ain't easy
But the folks on the outside don't know
The tent goes up and the tent comes down
And all that they see is the show
And the ladies on the horses look so pretty
And the lions are lookin real mad
And some of the clowns are happy
And some of the clowns are sad

But underneath
There's another expression
That the makeup isn't making
Life under the big top
It's about freedom
It's about faking
There's an art to the laughter
There's a science
And there's a lot of love
And compliance

Welcome to the freakshow
Here we go...

We live to hear the slack-jawed gasping
We live under a halo of held breath
And when the children raise up a giant shield of laughter
It's like they're fending off death
And we can make something bigger
Then anyone of us alone
And then the clowns will take off their makeup
And the people will go home

But life on the outside ain't easy
No sequins, no elephants,
No parading around
Yeah, the tent goes up
And the tent comes down
And they're stuck in this [stupid] town

You need a lot of love and compliance

Welcome to the freakshow
Here we go

08 February 2008

Ron Paul is out

"Of course, I am committed to fighting for our ideas within the Republican party, so there will be no third party run. I do not denigrate third parties -- just the opposite, and I have long worked to remove the ballot-access restrictions on them. But I am a Republican, and I will remain a Republican."

*sigh* That's part of letter I got in my email tonight. Such a bummer. Well, I hope this is just the beginning for our generation. Hopefully this spark will blaze into a fire over the next 4-8 yrs.

Well, it's Obama for me now. Any thoughts about his ideas on health care and education, No Child Left Behind in particular? And for health care, I'm not looking for socialized medicine, perse, but something drastic has got to happen.

04 February 2008


Hope everyone gets out to vote on Tuesday!!!