Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Independence day

The Wests invited us to come over and have a little fun and celebrate Independence day.
Mr. Myers Speaking.

Mr.Bollinger Reading the Declaration of Independence.

Reciting one of Patrick Henry's speeches.

Reading the Bill of Rights.

Johanna had us pose for these pictures.
Abigail, Laurel (me), Rachel, Christy, Sean, Levi, and Jordon.


Levi. He probably doesn't even know this picture was taken.

Mr. and Mrs.Castille

Rachel, Mr.Castille, and Christy.

Christy and Rachel

Somebody brought their baby deer along and Christy found it.
Trying to give it a hug

Some of us went out to the West's big swing.
Rachel's on the swing.

Ben swinging.

Rachel is serving home made ice cream. Yum!

Gun salute. I couldn't name all the people there.

The West girls singing.

Monday, July 6, 2009

No One Learns From History

Back in the first week of June, I received an email from the American Family Association containing an article written by Stanislav Mishin, "a blogger and a columnist for the Russian newspaper Pravda".

I was so steamed that I wrote a little "commentary" so to speak. I was putting it on an email to send to some friends and family, but, I chickened out. Why? Because I thought it was a little stinging. And it is. But it's the truth. Christians need to wake up.

Then, today, after reading another article at worldnetdaily.com that was posted on June 28, titled,
Is it a sin to send our kids to public school, by David d'Escoto, I got steamed again and decided to post my little "commentary" on our family blog.
(bty, I do believe it is a sin for a true christian to send their children to the lion's den.)

So, you can go to worldnetdaily.com to read the article on "the sin".
Below is the article by Mr. Mishin and my commentary following.

American capitalism gone with a whimper . . . . .

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us (Russia) about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blinds the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox (Russian Orthodox) churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin

No one learns anything from history, not even Christians. Of course history is not taught, at least the correct version of it. The real meaning of the constitution is not taught, that is if it is taught at all. Thanks to the propaganda mills, i.e., public, so-called free, government funded, education.

Did we ever stop to think that the public school system is actually nothing more than welfare, socialism. Think about it. the government takes, excuse me, let's use the real term,... they steal our money, then put it into the propaganda mill, for someone else to use.

Do you know how countries down through the ages have enslaved their people; the socialist, marxist, fascist, communist countries? ......through public schools (not private, parent funded schools), and the media. Of course the media has come from public schools (Lower and Higher ed.)

Not only is public ed. anti-God, they teach (in a round about way) socialism, immorality, and they keep dumbing the populace down.
We like to say that, "It wasn't that way when I went to school", or "there are christian teachers at our local school". Guess what....
#1. one or two christian teachers can't change the curriculum or the school's policy.
#2. You don't put the frog into boiling water.

The forces of Satan are always at work. Read your bible. Satan masquerades as an angel of light; but his true nature is a roaring lion. Lions roar before the kill.

The marxists, socialists have always had plans to take over America, well past a hundred years. But like I said, you don't put the frog into boiling water, you just slowly change things until it's too late. That is what has happened to us.

Let me take a verse out of the bible, slightly taken out of context, for it was written to reprove the sheeple against Judaism: "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth....."?

Or maybe we don't need to go by what the bible says. After all,.... the churches are dumbed down too.
Hmm, maybe Rick Warren has the answer..........just compromise.
Say, "wolf in sheep's clothing".

P.S. Tim has said that, "When someone says thay have an inherent right, what they mean is they want liberty without responsibility."

Also found a quote: Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.--George Bernard Shaw.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

Here's a few pictures of the birthday festivities in honor of Dad.

Putting the candles in the cake

T.J. showing off his new iphone
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