24 April 2007


The other day i was watching a movie called Constantine. It was in my opinion a decent flick, but it got me to thinking. Why is it that any movie that challenges religion, challenges Catholicism?

Is Catholicism the rock that all other religions are measured against?

Could it be that Catholicism is the only religion that can claim the same management for 2007 years?

Now, for you Protestants out there, do not believe what i am about to say. Go to the library and look it up for yourself and find the truth for yourself. The truth will set you free.

About 2007 years back there was this fellow with an idea. He picked 12 other guys, not gals, to help him spread his word. He left one of the 12 in charge after he died. The one he left in charge was Simon Peter, some may call him the head honcho or some may call him a Pope.

After Jesus died, 11 apostles set about the world spreading the word and enlisting disciples. These disciples were left as presbyters to look after the church that the apostle founded. Those left in charge could be called Priest. If you had a bunch of priest in one region, then they would appoint a Head Priest, or Bishop, to govern that region. This is where we get the Papal Succession. The Bishop that ordained the Pope, was ordained by a another Bishop ordained by another Bishop and so forth. It can be traced all the way back to Simon Peter, the first Pope.

If an Apostle or a Disciple went to an area and they needed help, he may write them a letter. Like a letter to the Corinthians. All these letters were at some time collected and made into a book we know as the Bible. Someone oversaw the making of the book and created what is called the Code of Cannon Law. Want to take a guess at what organization made this happen? If you answered the Catholic Church, you were right.

Now the printing press wasn't invented until 1440 so before that the religion relied upon Tradition that was taught to them by the Apostles or Disciples and handed down to those who followed the teachings. This is why the Catholic Faith is rich with tradition and Sacraments and Sacramentals.

After 1440 the Bible started being printed and the Old Testament was in Hebrew and the New Testament was in Greek. Eventually the Text was translated in Latin, the most common language at the time. Along comes this King named James who was found of English Prose. He decided to re-write the Bible with an Old English Prose and it was released in 1611. If you believe that the KJV is the best bible, enjoy your copy of a copy of my Bible.

Around the 1500's a Catholic Priest by the name of Martin Luther wasn't happy with the way the Church was being managed. There was corruption in the Papal office and people were "buying" their way into Heaven. Martin Luther become the first reformer and broke off and started his own religion. Martin Luther interpreted the Bible differently and his interpretation greatly influenced King James who re-wrote the Bible. Martin Luther is credited with starting the Lutheran religion and influencing all protestant religions.

The Catholic Faith is the only one that can be traced backed to Jesus. All others trace back to Martin Luther. All the First Baptist, Second Baptist and all others are a spin off of Catholicism. Do you want copy of a copy of a copy or do you want the original? The choice is yours.

Like i said, don't believe me and look it up for yourself. If you feel i am in error, please feel free to sate your point.

23 April 2007

Time for a curve ball

I have been sifting thru the blogs and everyone is talking about defending themselves if something like VT happens. People are on both ends of the spectrum. Some say ban all guns and others say arm everyone and shoot back. I am going to throw you a curve ball.

Let's look at the facts: Cho was NOT an American. He was here on a Visa. Someone sold a gun to a Non-American. Cho was a coward and a terrorist. These are facts that have been discovered. Here is another little fact most people don't think about. If someone wakes up one morning and targets you and this person is willing to give their life for yours, you will be terminated. It is as simple as that. This is proven everyday in Iraq with suicide bombers. You can not stop a killer who places no value on human life.

Now look at Cho. He apparently placed no value on human life. He was a killer. What if he couldn't have purchased those guns? What could someone do that was hell bent and determined to go on a killing spree if they couldn't buy a gun? Maybe he could rent a truck and fill it with Fuel Oil and Ammonium Nitrate and kill hundreds of people. Maybe by this Loony buying the guns it could have saved hundreds of lives.

My point is this, Cho was going to kill some people. He happened to use the easiest way possible. He could have done it with a lot more casualties. We got lucky. Gun control would not have stopped this psycho from going on his killing spree. We need to educate ourselves and always be on alert. When a non-american trys to buy a gun, it should red flag to BATF. This weirdo should have been investigated before he had the chance to do any harm.

Do not believe what the media says about accepting everybody. Question everyone and you may stand a better chance than most of surviving an incident like this.

19 April 2007

When is it enough?

I was talking with a friend of mine tonight and we got on this subject. I agree that we need laws in order to live in a civilized society but when does the laws cross in to privacy? We has a nation are teaching our children that we must accept everyone. When this happens people accept non-citizens who are predators and you get what happened at VT.

Why do i have to accept anyone i dislike. Why should i be forced to give in to anyone? For example, let's say i owned a restaurant, why should the government force me to make it no smoking? If you want to eat in a non-smoking restaurant, then go somewhere else. You can't use the old smoking is bad for you, if you do then it should be illegal to eat fast food which contributes to obesity and heart disease. Let me decide what to do with my property.

What is going on here? When i was a kid my father taught me that if anyone tries to hurt me i have the right to fight back. Why isn't anyone fighting back? The main stream is the reason and i am sick of it. If Don Imus wants to call a black college team nappy headed hoes, he should be able to. If people quit listening to him then he will learn a lesson. I do not need the main stream or the government to tell me how to live my life. If i want to smoke, drink and eat fast food, so be it. I have that right.

I am sick of racism and discrimination. If i want to discriminate, i should be able to. I already do as do most people. Everyone discriminates to a point. Why do i have to accept you? If you don't have to accept me, then i shouldn't be forced to accept you. Don't try to convince me that an alternative lifestyle is acceptable and that if i do not accept it i am a racist. We discriminate every day. From the places we go to the music we listen to. That is our right.

We need to tell everyone that if you do not like someone, then don't like them. You do not have to accept them. You should fight back. If someone threatens you, take the threat to them. Don't accept it. Profile people. If they are a stalker or a weirdo, tell the world. Don't accept it. If someone is a pervert, tell your friends, don't accept it. If someone is a homosexual, avoid them and tell everyone, don't accept it. Once we get past this acceptance crap, then we can start singling out people and protect ourselves. Quit crying foul if you get offended, deal with it. Don't be an idiot and do it again. We need to tell everyone that i do not have to like you. Leave me alone and we can live in harmony. Don't get offended if the scouts don't want queers in their organization. Go join a queer organization. I wouldn't want my kids hanging around with a queer. I have that right. I do not have to accept you.

I have had enough.

17 April 2007

What say me?

Today i was driving to El Paso and was listening to Bill O'Reily. Now i usually agree with what he says but this time i feel he was talking out the side of his pie hole.

They were talking about the shootings in Virginia and what could be done to prevent this in the future. Here is what he said " I don't have a problem with Americans owning guns, but the police need to know who has what guns in their possession"

This is exactly what Hitler said before he disarmed the German Populace. We know what that can bring.

I have a simple solution. Arm everyone. Society is much safer when criminals don't know who is armed. Blaming the incident in Virginia on guns is equivalent to blaming Miss-spelled words on pencils. I can take any gun in my house, fully load it, take it off safety and set it on my table. I can walk away for 1 year and that gun will do nothing but discolor. People need to understand that guns are just a tool. It is humans who kill, not guns.

Before guns people went out with swords and clubs and killed people. Guns was just an evolution of the swords and clubs. Do you think new or more strict laws will work? Let's look at drugs. Drugs have new and really strict laws. One would think that if the laws worked, drugs would be hard to find. are they hard to find?

Firearm registration is the first step for confiscation. New Orleans should be an example for everyone. If guns were illegal then, no one would have been able to protect themselves. If the government knows who and where the guns are, they can come take them any time they decide to. Remember this, if the second amendment falls, all the rest will follow. Once we are disarmed, we are no longer citizens but subjects.

What say me Bill O'Reilly? I say kiss my hind end. You are showing your ignorance on this topic.

Tax Code Simplified

I borrowed this. It is too good to pass up

Tax Code Simplified
Since today is Wealth Confiscation Tax Day in the United States, I thought I would post this explanation of our tax code that has been sent to me by many readers.
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until on day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20."Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men --- the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"
"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too.
It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"
"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
In the real world of "Bush" tax cuts the advantage to the rich is even less than the above example. The government never cuts the bar tab or the tax bill by 20% and the rich saw the top tax bracket drop from 39% to 37% resulting in a 5% savings or about $3 not the $10 in the bar example. Likewise the lowest income bar patrons DID get plenty. They got an increase in the earned income child care credit from $600 to $1000 even though they pay zero taxes. Those in the lowest tax paying bracket saw the rate drop from 15% to 10 % resulting in a 33% reduction in taxes. But if you are a Journalist, this does not fit the liberal media template, so the headline reads "BUSH TAX CUT FAVOR THE RICH"!!Now back to me. Another way the LSM demonizes the eeevil rich is in talking about their tax refunds. For example, last year Dick Cheney got a big refund. Teresa Big Boobs, who used to comment on this site, went ballistic. How could Cheney get such a huge refund? It's unfair. Now I and several readers tried to explain to her that the reason he got such a huge refund was because he had overpaid his taxes. Now Teresa is a liberal. No matter how we tried to explain this to her she still clung to her beliefs that Cheney's tax refund was unfair. And that's just what the LSM was trying to do. In the headline was the amount of his tax refund. Far down in the story was how much he actually paid, and it was a signifucant amount.
Here's the deal. Americans are stupid when it comes to taxes. Boortz usually writes about this on Gummint bloodsucking Tax Day. Ask the average American how much he pays in taxes and the reply will usually be, "I didn't pay anything. I got money back."
And that's the beauty of the withholding system. Americans don'trealize how much they actually pay. The withholding system was a "temporary" system to help fund WWII. As with most "temporary" gummint programs, it somehow became permanent. See the telephone tax to fund the Spanish American War that was finally stopped this year.

When to shut up

The other day we had someone who experienced a death in the family. They were doing like most everyone does and telling themselves that they were in a better place. They kept talking about how now the deceased was now in heaven. The conversation was going and someone looked at me and asked what do you think?

AT this point i raised an eyebrow and turned to walk away. Well they couldn't just let it go. I told them i wanted no part in this conversation and wasn't interested. Now everyone knows that i am a Proud Catholic and i am prone to telling the truth no matter who it upsets. I knew my answer would cause grief so i decided to walk away. This was not meant to be.

After an onslaught of questions i finally said " No one on this earth can know what happens when someone dies or where they go. We can not judge people and that task is left to Jesus and no one else" It was at this point that i should have walked away but i didn't.

So they said " Well how can we know if anyone ever goes to Heaven?"

I replied, "The same way you prove the wind blows, you watch the leaves move. I happen to know the requirements to get into Heaven. If you live your life correctly and follow God's laws, your a shoe in."

They asked " what are you talking about?"

I said " The Big Ten. If you are Baptised, accept Christ as your Lord and follow the Big Ten, its a slam dunk. " This is where the can of worms get opened. The Big Ten. No one wants to believe in the 10 Commandments any more. This blows my mind.

So i pose this scenario. Lets say that every week this guy climbs a tower in the city with a deer rifle and randomly picks out some person and shoots them. This guy does this every week just for the fun of it. What are the chances of this guy going to Heaven if he were to die right now? Everyone gives the obvious answer. Not a good possibility. I ask why not? They say you can't just go around killing people. So i said you mean 'Thou shalt not kill" still is in effect? they say sure. I ask what about the 4th commandment, Keep holy the sabbath? So if every week someone breaks this commandment by staying in bed and never going to church can they get into Heaven? This causes some discussion. No one wants to accept this reality.

I ask, what makes you think you can break one commandment all the time and stop you from getting in Heaven, but break another one and you can still go?

Then the whole subject of Forgiveness comes up. Finally i say, "You know, forgiveness is there for those who ask for it. It is a free gift. You have to ask for it. Did this person ask for forgiveness for not doing the right thing? We will never know. You just tell yourself what ever you need to to make yourself feel better." Then i walked away.

This is a very painful and delicate topic. I will not refuse to talk about it because it may offend someone. If it offends you, you may very well need to be the one i need to talk to about it. We need to spread the word, and the word is good.

13 April 2007

New Orleans

I was flicking through the channels last night and saw an interesting story on New Orleans. It seems that pre-Katrina the homeless number was around 3,000 and post Katrina it has doubled. Pre-Katrina there was 5,100 units of section 8 housing and post Katrina there are 1,300 units of section 8 housing.

Some business are having to bring in labor from other countries. Every where in New Orleans there are help wanted signs. Why is the homeless rate so high when there is so much work?

Here is something else. Pre-Katrina, NO had 500,000 plus residents and post Katrina they have 243,000 residents. It seems to be that you could just about right your own ticket if you wanted off welfare and wanted to work.

Now here is all the jobs for anyone who is interested and CNN did a story on a couple that live under a bridge and during the day go to the Quarter to make balloon animals. Why doesn't this couple get a real job and move out from under the bridge?

New Orleans is a shining example of how a welfare city can go bad. Louisiana in general is a welfare state. There is plenty of work in the city and the city has to import labor. It appears that most of the possible labor force in NO is used to getting a check for nothing and refuses to work for it. I also believe that my Federal Tax Dollars should not be used to help that crappy city. Let the idiots who ran the city into the ground rebuild it. There comes a point when you are no longer helping but enabling a bad situation.

I forgot to mention that with half the residents of NO being gone, the crime rate has more than doubled. That city got a huge Mother Nature enema but the crap stayed and the good ones left.

Now we can talk about the gun confiscation that allegedly went on. It has been reported that after the hurricane officials tried to collect all the firearms from their citizens. I do not know for sure if this is true so if someone knows, please update me on that topic.

10 April 2007

The Truth

If you watch the Liberal TV they seem to try to convince everyone that the people in today's military are social rejects or poor white and black trash. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

When i joined the Navy in 1985 you had to have proven Moral Character. If you had a criminal record you were not allowed in the Navy. The standards were high but we had a good crop of Sailors. The following link will show od the stats for the Military.


Now i would like to vent about the softening of the Military and women in the military. I am against both. We can not afford to soften up Boot Camp. Here is a simple fact. If you never test the limits of anything, you will never know the breaking point. Boot Camp was designed to teach the candidate their limits. When the candidate gets thrown into a combat situation, you need that candidate to know their limitations. How can they possibly know this if they had a stress free boot camp? We need to tighten up the boot camps and get back to the 15-25% drop out rate to weed out the non-hackers. Trust me on this, you do not want a non-hacker or a DD (dumber than dogshit) protecting your country. You want men of metal and strong moral character out there on the front line. Now for everyone who is critisizing the military, shut your pie hole if you have never served. If you never stood a post you need to keep the trap shut and run your mouth about something you know nothing about. Do not try to talk to me like you know me. I am a Veteran and i will not be talked down too by some pansie ass tree hugger. I leave you with a quote " For those who have never fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know"

Now, about women in the military. Get them out. Women are not equal to men. It is a simple fact. I am not trying to degrade women, they simply are different. A man can crap in the woods and travel light. Women are designed for this. A women can not carry as much weight or do the same task as a man. I am especially against women in the Navy. I will tell you why.

In the Navy, a sailor has a sea/shore rotation. This rotation varies from rate to rate. For example as a Machinist Mate i had a 5/2 sea/shore rotation. After 5 years of sea duty i was eligble for 2 years shore duty. Lets say my 5 years sea duty was up and i was scheduled for 2 years shore. If a female got impregnated, she would not be allowed to set sail. She would be forced to a shore duty and if none was available i got bumped back to sea so the female could have my billet. Doesn't seem fair to me. Get the women off the ships and let the men do their jobs.

07 April 2007

A funny but stupid story

When Lent rolled around i was in Lubbock helping out a friend of mine that was severely burned. I decided to give up alcohol for Lent. I was talking to my wife that night and she said NO. She said i become a pain in the butt when i can't have a few beers. She thought i should give up steak instead. So i did.

Fast forward to yesterday. The wife and i are shopping at Walmart and i grab a package of steaks. I say for tomorrow night. She nods and we are set for tomorrow.

Fast forward to today. It is 2030 hours with 2 inches of snow on the ground. I have been looking forward to this steak for so long that i actually went on the back porch and shoveled snow to clear the BBQ pit. The pit is warming up and i will have steak for dinner. Life is good.

A White Easter and two types of Idiots

You ain't going to believe this. We have 2 inches of snow on the ground. A White Easter. A rarity in the desert. Naturally when it started snowing good and hard i went out and cranked up the old trusty Z71 and went for a spin. It was then that i determined that we have two types of idiots in this town. Those who drive like the snow ain't there and those who drive 10 mph. I fall into the first category. I throw in the 4-wheel drive and drive like it is sunny. You can tell i freak out a lot of people cause they start hitting the brakes and pulling on to the shoulder. It is kinda funny really. The people who drive slow really piss me off. I like to tailgate them and really make them nervous. I call it motivational driving.

I know its not the right thing to do but hey, we get bored. I'll keep you posted on the snow and have a Happy Easter.

04 April 2007

The Elephant

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teen-aged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over near to where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.+

Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.


Well i put away my fear and rebuilt my carburetor. When i cracked in half there was so much trash in the bowl. I had found an article on the net that talked about the carter carburetor on the 258cid CJ. They said a common problem was that the idle tubes would get clogged up and cause the gas to drip out of the jet as opposed to mist out. I looked down the throat of the carb and sure enough gas was dripping.

I pulled everything off and got the venturi out and started cleaning. Got it all cleaned and put back together and started it up. It ran great and there was no gas dripping. This lasted about 1 minute then it started running like crap and gas was dripping again.

I figured that there was trash in the carb so i decided to rebuild it. I was right. After i cleaned and re-cleaned everything i put it back together and she seems to be running fine. The rebuild kit cost me $12.98. Not a bad price to pay to get your idle back.

03 April 2007

Calling all mechanics

I have having an issue with the jeep i have pictured below. It was running just fine and then it got run through a bad hole and apparently some water made it die. It's running again but it doesn't want to idle. What could the problem be? It will be idiling along and die like it ran out of gas. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.