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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Empire Strikes Again

Rod's Log: post-Election 12849.32
We won!
Did we really? All this election proved is that as a people, we are divided down the middle.
Now that it's all over... Rod Peacewalker
Maps paint a pretty picture of red and blue (weren't the colors switched years back?).
The 'red' areas are The Cursed Earth. ok that was a cheap shot...
Electoral College.
The mysterious Mystakolian Illuminati that selects our Head of State is a block, or weighed, voting system designed to give more power to the states with more votes, but allows for small states to swing an election. Under this system, each state is assigned a specific number of votes proportional to its population, so that each state's power is representative of its population. So, while winning the popular vote may not ensure a candidate's victory, a candidate must gain popular support of a particular state to win the votes in that state. The goal of any candidate is to put together the right combination of states to earn 270 electororal votes.
By voting for a Republican presidential candidate, for example, you are really voting for a member of the Electoral College who is expected -- but not required -- to vote along party lines, too.
On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, the electors meet in their respective state capitals to officially cast their votes for president and vice president. These votes are then sealed and sent to the president of the Senate, who on Jan. 6 opens and reads the votes before both houses of Congress. How is it then that on the night of the election the Electoral Vote count is broadcast before the ink dries on the West coast ballots (California with 55 all-or-nothing votes)?
The winner is sworn into office at noon Jan. 20
2 Party System
Two camps, sides of the aisle, opposed to each other. How is a government supposed to work this way? The original Constitution already allowed for checks and balances to insure the "well off" land owning senators and the populations with their representatives have no unfair advantage when weighing legislation. We should not be surprised that neither side will work with the other. Conservatives will never cooperate with liberals; the rich with those who want equality.
The House of Representatives is a more accurate view of how regions, not States, feel about their Party. If not their candidate. Which today has a greater power to veto the President.
Are just that. Rhetoric. But above all things, swear not: but let your yes be yes; and your no, no; lest you fall into condemnation. ~ James 5:12 No one one may accurately predict the turn of events, therefore no one can make promises they might not be able to keep. End a war? get people employed to a fixed proportion? Get real!
Judas tried to force Jesus to lead the Jews against the Roman government. Jesus was condemned by those same Jews because he wasn't what they expected. Crucified as a scapegoat; sanctified as a symbol on the third day. A government is not one person! Although mobs are ready to put blame on one.
Great talk Mr President. But I, personally won't hold you to it.
Somewhere I learned never to stare into the camera. Obama did not... ever! My son and my "friend who lost" consider him shifty. I laugh at their superior intellect [Montalban voice]. "If I was talking to you, shouldn't I be looking AT you?" Absolutely! If there were no audience. But you are talking to Everyone of which the camera is only one set of eyes. He is indeed a smooth talker though. I compare him to a salesman trying to sell us what we think we need, but is really what he wishes to unload.
Romney did indeed look at us and the ones closest to the front. We can see the incredulous look in his eyes. The insincerity and snobbishness of this individual. Perhaps it is his Mormon upbringing. That of them being the Chosen Ones. He will never cooperate, never be the credible leader. He WILL have a cult following, though. Tell us what your plan was, sir. I, personally, would be glad to hear ir. I am open. I even have my own plans.
In other news...
[  ]  Jerry Brown no longer needs to hold students hostage. His ransom of $7 billion a year for seven years can now fund the transition of the prison system from one form to another, fund medical and other social services, and not cut school funded services. Which they already did in the past four years!
[  ]  The SuperPacs lost, so workers can be represented by contributions made by their unions on their behalf, whether they like it or not.
[  ]  The death penalty stays as is.
[  ]  Three-strikes prisoners will be reassessed and released if the third crime was not violent.
[  ]  No need for consumers to rely on labels to see if they should eat something... or not.
[  ]  In some states Pot smoking gays can marry... they're not hurting anyone!
May the Peace of Once Upon A Time be with you... or "Be nice ot I'll sic Emma on you!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tell me all your thoughts on God

'Cause I would really like to meet her.
Dear God, I pray, keep me away from all the people who I disagree with. But please don't kill me to make it happen. Amen.

[  ]  The Liturgy of the Mass is just one hour in a week, Ordinary Time.
15 minutes of two readings and a gospel. One predates Christ. The other post his death.
15 minutes of reflections and insights of the presiding clergy and reminders of our faith;
15 minutes in preparation of the gifts and lead-in to communion;
then concluding with a few words of the community's upcoming events.
"Go in peace." and reflect upon the words given today. Not the twenty or so seen on facebook every day. "Amen"

[  ]  But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
[  ]  Mark 10:21, Matthew 19:21, Luke:18:22
[  ]  "For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live because him."
[  ]  At the Ressurection, who will I be married to? According to Mark 12:25 and Matthew 22:30 and Luke 20:34-36
[  ]  The practice of petitioning Saints or Mary dates to the earliest days of Christianity...
[  ]  Matt 7:1 Judge not  (lest ye be judged)
[  ]  The constitution, the bible, and the instructions to my remote...
[  ]  Looking or the meaning of life... 
[  ]  Be charitable because you want to be 
[  ]  The Gospel according to four people

[  ]   Stardate 12747.27; 30 Sep 2012, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My niece asks, "My friend is going to church tomorrow. She is christian. We're catholic. What is the difference between the two?"
I smiled, as I was about to proclaim a truth as well as a blasphemy against my fellow man in one thought.
"Catholics are one group of christians. Christians believe Christ lived, but not all believe in him the same way. Your friend calls herself 'christian' but, because I see she is Mexican, is more likely 'catholic' as well." As you see, it is very easy to confuse a 11-13 year old.
"Some believe Jesus is God," I continued. "Some see him as a prophet. Some see him as a form higher than us, but is not the same level as God. There are othe differences, not quite related to Christ. Saints, the holiness of his mother, differences with the authority of the pope. These caus divisions or 'schisms.' "
"Can she go to our church [Mass]?"
"Yes. We/they invite guests to attend. There may be certain rituals they may not join in though. For example communion." Although in this case, again, I am most certain she is catholic. Most devout ones, however, prefer that the family attend together. I said so. Sure enough, her mom declined the invitation for her daughter.

Daily scripture readings from the Missal... always read the WHOLE chapter
Numbers 11:25–29
James 5:1–6
Mark 9:38–48
Moses [rebuked a complainer], “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets! Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them [us] all!”
Jesus said [to a complainer]."Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, [or to come to harm]..."

If any part of you causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life and the kingdom of God maimed or crippled than to be whole and be thrown into Gehenna. This is NOT telling you to mutilate yourself. It IS saying that the alternative to doing wrong is comparable.

Today's message at Mass affirms my sermon to Terrilyn the previous night.
Those that have faith in God, with Jesus, contain the spirit of God and may proclaim so. One does not have to be ordained to preach. One does not have to be of a denomination to "be saved." There are those who cannot know Jesus, but nevertheless do good acts. Then there are those who do not recieve the message due to impairement, poverty and distance from civilization. Those peoples are not condemned anymore than newborns or those lacking of social requirements.

Therefore, go out and do good deeds, with no thought of rewards or recognition... Amen.

[  ]  Other readings of interet... Gen / Gen 2:22 / Matt 6 / Matthew 19:24 / James 5:1–6 / Religions are fairy tales


[  ]  I am not here to persecute Mormons...