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God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brittany Maynard and the "right" to die.

She's brought the "right to die" argument onto the front burner for many folks. Paradoxically, by refusing to kill herself as originally planned she has become an asset for those of us who oppose suicide.

Who'd a thunk it?

May God forbid any one of us suffer from a long painful fatal illness, but IMHO there may be an obligation for such folks to live as long as reasonably possible so that others may actually benefit from their suffering.

I realize that last paragraph sounds like crap. Let me try to elaborate.

My three children all fall onto the autism spectrum. It sucks. I worry constantly about their future lives. Yet in dealing with them and their conditions I've had to change for the better. I've had to become more loving, patient, understanding and tougher in ways I'd not have ever conceived. It happens. Would the same have occurred if my three kids had all been "normal" (whatever in hell THAT is!)? I really can't say.

But their autism has forced me to grow.

So perhaps anyone with a condition like Miss Maynard's would unintentionally bring about similar changes in those close to her. Hell, I don't know. I'm just a fat old sub sailor with too much time on his hands and a computer to play with.

But I don't see anything positive about suicide. Period. It's just a bit too final for my tastes and denies any possibility of God's actions in our lives.

God's will be done, may He have mercy upon us all.

UPDATE: Evidently she's killed herself. May God have mercy on her soul.

Proponents of the "right to die" will undoubtedly cast her in a heroic role. Nuts. For some reason I'm reminded of the Gore Vidal novel, "Messiah" where the founder of a cult that glorifies death is killed off by his followers. Don't ask me why, its a thought that just drifted through my mind.

UPDATE 2: I realize now why that particular novel came to mind. In the final pages the founder of the cult changes his mind about dying. Since the perpetuation of the new religion depends on the founder's death, which provides a poster child for the cause, his followers very enthusiastically put him down. He becomes the face of the faith, similar to Christ on a crucifix.

In much the same manner the "right to die" crowd now have their poster child, i.e. a young, attractive, middle class white woman. Take away any of those attributes and the effectiveness of the PR campaign diminishes.

What is striking to me is the fact that just a few days ago Brittany Maynard had expressed a change of heart. How does one flip flop on such a serious decision; it isn't like she decided something trivial such as wearing the brown shoes instead of the black. I wonder if the advocates of euthanasia brought some pressure to bear on her? No, I don't think they actually put her down against her wishes. But I wonder if they began cajoling her to revert to the original pro-death stance she had. We'll probably never know.

In any event, the euthanasia crowd now has their poster child. Again, may God rest her soul.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On sending troops to fight Ebola...

Now what the hell good is THAT supposed to do?

Just wondering.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thoughts on Ebola from a point 30 miles from Dallas, TX.

Yeah, that is about the distance the family and I live from Ebola Central. I hear North Dakota is lovely this time of year....

People here a scared shitless. That was the conclusion I came to recently. It's easy to understand when you remember that almost NOBODY in this country has first hand knowledge of how to deal with Ebola. All of the experts are in Third World shitholes right now, suited up in full hazmat gear as they walk the local streets. IMHO when anyone from the CDC, HHS, etc. make a statement to reassure the public, they're talking out their ass. So yeah, anyone with a lick of sense is paying close attention to whats going on.

Whats going to happen? Hell if I really know, I'm just an old retired submarine mechanic. But I think back to other diseases that came over here with the greatest of ease, diseases such as swine flu, avian flu, Asian flu, West Nile virus, etc. Nobody could come close to stopping their migration here, why should we believe it'll be different with Ebola? Look at how they've spread and lingered on. I mention flu type sicknesses because Ebola mimics flu, at least until you pass blood out of various orifices of your body.

But think back at how persistent and easily transmitted those diseases are. Then consider that Ebola has a mortality rate that is through the roof. Even in the Third World toilets that spawned the West Nile virus the death rate of it was nowhere near what we see with this latest scourge.

Nobody really knows shit. All the verbiage being spouted about keeping calm is just an attempt to secure the lid on the pressure cooker. That baby is going to blow soon and it won't be pretty.

Despite the prevalence of the disease, the African nations suffering from it don't have a tremendous failing of their infrastructure (what there is of it). So it isn't time to go completely prepper, fortify the home, stock up on survival gear, etc. When it starts hitting us hard the basic services will still be somewhat intact (remember, I'm only a retired sub sailor so my expertise is open to question).

The various other diseases I've mentioned are now spread worldwide. When Ebola really grows legs we're going to have a mortality rate rarely seen in recorded history. It'll hit every damned country in the world. Stand the fuck by, it's going to get really interesting.

God's will be done, may He have mercy on us all.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The VA, Ebola and me.

The family and I live about 35 miles northeast of Dallas. The wife works at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. If the name sounds familiar, thats where we now have a walk-in case of Ebola making the news. Maybe it shouldn't be "walk-in" as he was delivered by an ambulance, but he DID initially show up under his own steam at the ER few days prior to that.

Whatever.

FWIW, the wife works nowhere near where "Ebola Man" is now located. She's safe.

So as soon as the man is diagnosed it appeared that everyone in authority and his brother loudly proclaimed, "Nothing to fear, we got it. No problem. Don't be looking behind any curtains."

Yeah right.

One of the lessons learned over the past 62 years has been that when everyone starts saying, "No problem." there is a definite problem not being addressed.

So today I was scheduled to go to the Dallas VA for a followup visit with my doctor there. I cancelled it because I can easily visualize some guy sitting next to me in the waiting area as he shows all the outward signs of flu. Flu is what Ebola can be mistaken for until you start oozing blood out of every hole of your body. Got the picture?

I'll just sit things out here in my little farming community for the next few weeks. That should be long enough for whatever is going to happen to appear.

Did you hear they now have 100 people under surveillance for this disease that poses "no problem"?

Sometimes paranoiacs have a reason for their suspicions.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Killing babies; our tax dollars at work.

Here's the link: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/deluge-of-criticism-after-abortion-funding-revealed-in-health-care-law-60333/

Okay, so now what? Shall I have the wife file her taxes separate from my own so when I flat refuse to pay there will be no repercussions on her?  Some time ago I quizzed a Dominican about this very topic, then it seemed more abstract than now. Anyway, his response was that my first responsibility was to my family and I would have to figure out for myself where to draw the line if push came to shove.

That reeducation camp is getting closer and closer. Let's make a date to meet at the Chestnut Tree Cafe when we get out.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Good Intentions, Bad Idea.

Here's the link: http://news.yahoo.com/u-help-train-people-spot-potential-violent-extremists-100338697.html

Yes, we need to ramp up our efforts to stop followers of the Pedophile Prophet from giving their version of "high and tight" to the necks of their enemies (which includes most of the Free World).

But this sort of thing can be turned to other uses too damned easily. Today they look for potential recruits for jihad, tomorrow it could be Tea Party members, fundamentalist Christians, you name it.

I actually LIKE the idea of living amongst nut cases that are one step short of certifiable, it reminds me of my days in the military. I DON'T like the idea of legislating political loyalty, morality or anything else. For example, if theres a problem with too many people accepting abortion then it's incumbent upon the prolife community to get the word out about the true nature of things. Legislation doesn't help, look at Prohibition, all it did was erode the idea of following unpopular laws.

Can't those damned fools in DC do anything right?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another year.


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