13 year old pulled from class for interrogation by Secret Service.

This administration has repeatedly commented on how inhanced and other forms of interrogation for terrorists was illegal. Perhaps this does not apply to American citizens.

Government bullies pull a 13 year old out of class and interrogates him with out a lawyer, or his mother about what he put on facebook. Is this Administration so worried that it hauls a 13 year old in to "talk" to him? Is water boarding next?

A Tacoma seventh grader faced federal interrogation at school for what he posted on his Facebook page. His mom said it all happened without her knowledge or permission.

Timi Robertson said she had just finished lunch with a friend Friday when she got a phone call from her son's school.

"I answered it, and it's the school security guard who's giving me a heads up that the Secret Service is here with the Tacoma Police Department and they have Vito and they're talking to him," Robertson said.

After Osama bin Laden was killed, 13-year-old Vito LaPinta posted an update to his Facebook status that got the Feds attention.

"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers," says LaPinta.

A week later, while Vito was in his fourth period class, he was called in to the principal's office.

"A man walked in with a suit and glasses and he said he was part of the Secret Service," LaPinta said. "He told me it was because of a post I made that indicated I was a threat toward the President."

The Tacoma school district acknowledged a Secret Service agent questioned Vito and that it was a security guard who called Vito's mom because the principal was on another call. The school district said they didn’t wait for Vito’s mother to get there because they thought she didn't take the phone call seriously.

"That's a blatant lie," Robertson said.

The teen’s mom says she rushed to Truman Middle School immediately and arrived to discover her son had already been questioned for half an hour.

"I just about lost it," she said. "My 13 year-old son is supposed to be safe and secure in his classroom and he's being interrogated without my knowledge or consent privately."

The seventh grader said that once his mom showed up, the agent finished the interview and told him he was not in any trouble. Now he's more careful about what he posts online.

His mother says she isn't financially able to take legal action but hopes her family's story raises awareness about the treatment she said her son endured.

The Seattle branch of the Secret Service did not respond to requests for comment.

Where is the outrage from the leftist media? Ariana where are you.




21 May 2011, the Rapture?

Is the world ending on May 21, 2011?

The movement spreads. The following grows. Gradually, the world takes notice. Have you?

For several years, a former civil engineer based in California, Harold Camping, has proclaimed that the world will face “Judgment Day” on May 21, 2011.

He has convinced thousands of followers that a “worldwide earthquake” will occur on this day, beginning a hellish period that will culminate with God Himself destroying the planet five months later. Mr. Camping claims that these ideas are all found in the Bible.

Camping is Harold Egbert Camping (born July 19, 1921) is a Christian radio broadcaster and president of Family Radio, a California-based religious broadcasting network that spans more than 150 outlets in the United States as well as a website which asks for donations, which begs the question, Why?

Here is a fellow which says the world will end in 2015.

Remember Wiliam Miller? He predicted that sometime between 21 March 1843 and 21 March 1844 the end would come. 21 March 1844, passed without incident, (as you may have noticed). The date was recalculated to 14 April 1844, and then 24 April 1844, and then 22 October 1844. The religion from which this has grown, the 7th Day Adventists have not again proposed a new date for the end of the world.

We Catholics must not forget that at the turn of the year 1000 (when all were Catholic) Christians feared the end of the world and gathered in churches to pray. (In the opening scene in the film Vision is about the end of the millemnium in the year 1000.)

Issac Newton proposed that the world would not end until the year 2060, based largely on his own study and deciphering of Bible codes. One wonders if that was before or after the apple fell on his head.

The point is, when Jesus said, "But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone." Matt 24:36 Douay-Rheims He was not kidding. If God wouldn't tell his Angels, then what makes these people think that He would give the ability to figure out the date to those who are not in His presence.

I will continue this next Monday., unless I not here...

Riding Habits

Elena Maria posts a link about riding habits. In the eighteenth century, they were worn for more than just riding.

In his Reminiscences, the Rev. T. Mozley noted that "Till...1835, it was a very ordinary thing to meet with ladies who, to save the trouble and cost of following fashion, never wore anything but a close-fitting habit. It required a good figure and bearing, that is, beauty unadorned....The effect, however, was apt to be masculine, and when prolonged to middle age gave the lady a kind of epicene character, in which she could take what part she pleased." To the link...

Below are some photographs from Thomason Photography with permission by the owner. He has a Facebook site.

May be it is just me, or perhaps I was born out of time, but women dressed more like women then even when they dressed for utility.


Note: All the Women are pictured as wearing a "chapeau à trois cornes".


Same sex marriage debate heats up in the Old North State

Jennifer Norris, of West Warwick, R.I., front left, and Michelle Scully, of Pawtucket, R.I., shout while holding placards during a rally in front of the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The rally was held to call for equal rights in marriage for gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The signs are the same no matter what state it is.

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's unique position in the South on gay marriage is bringing supporters and opponents of a constitutional amendment to Raleigh.

Christian conservatives will hold their biennial rally Tuesday morning in support of an amendment banning gay marriage. The rally organized by the Winston-Salem group Return America attracted thousands of people in 2007 and 2009.

North Carolina is the only Southeastern state that hasn't approved an amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

Earlier Tuesday, faith leaders will explain why they're opposed to the amendment and how it could prohibit all legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples.

Democrats had blocked a legislative vote on the amendment for years. The new Republican-led legislature has expressed interest in putting the question to voters.
from WRAL

Is Sodom and Gomorrah coming to North Crolina?

Here is my take, God Created man and woman so that they might through his grace naturally conceive children to worship Him, because He loves us.

There is no such a right to mariage. The law is fair. I can not marry a man and my wife cannot marry a woman. Anything which requires a license or a permit is a privelige not a right. Making the population accept same sex marriage does not make it moral. Morality is an act, a statement, or a thing from which no evil may be derived.

...This confusion is enhanced by use of the vocabulary of the sodomites that would anesthetize society into believing that there is something "gay" about some of the filthiest unnatural acts that man can do...more.


Hot work on Tower Hill, May 17th, 1536

...Thousands upon thousands gathered on the balmy spring morning of May 17th, 1536 to see the five men accused of having cuckolded the King of England meet their fates on a tall scaffold on Tower Hill in London. The writer, Crispin de Milherve, waiting in the crowd near the scaffold was not alone when he later recalled, secretly, that all five “suffered a death they did not deserve.”... Garreth Russell, Confessions of a Ci-Devant via Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation

A quite interesting article.



Odd and ends

Things that I can not understand.

1. The need for flip-flops as part of an ensemble. They are for the shower. I do not like looking at nasty toes or dirty feet when I am eating in a resturant or at Mass. The bit about Jesus worn sandals does not fly either because then they washed their feet.

2. Tattoos; They are bad enough on men, but on women "tatZ" are just down right unattractive. I especially hate it when the out side of the leg is marked and it looks like a fungus. (from feet which are dirty from wearing flip flops.) Barbed wire around the ankle, or upper arm, is a statement of fashion this year but next? Check out his Girl to the left, Doh! If she is wearing footgear, flip flops...

3. Short pants (and flip flops) on people at Mass who are not babies. Beach anyone? The Baptismal font is not a pool. Tanks tops are obligatory for this fashion terror.

4. Chewing gum. Remember that Mexican general who attacked the Alamo? Chewing gum was introduced to America by Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (say that quick 3 times.) after the Civil War, undoubtiably for revenge, for his defeat by Sam Houston. Thank God for my Nuns and the Marine Corps for my undying dislike for gum. It is not just the snapping and blowing bubbles it is also all the places that gumchewers find to dispose of it.

That is all my pet peeves for today.

Worse case senario...
A male or female, flip flop wearing, bubble gum chewing, tatoo artist, going to communion in short pants and a tank top.



Thank you to everyone who wrote and wished me to get better. I still have a slight cough but I am not passing out as I was. It scared my wife.


Mother to Mother...

Marie-Antoinette, who when Canonized should be proclaimed the Patron Saint of The Prolife Movement. Elena-Maria has today posted a another story about the kindness of Queen Marie-Antoinette, not as a Queen but aa a mother. The whole history of the woman has shown her compassion for her subjects, but further, it shows the desire of la Reine-Martyr her and understanding of life. Childbirth in this century is hard on a woman, it was even more so for those in the 17th and 18th century. Marie-Antoinette knew also hard hard life was having lost two children of her own in their childhood.

Marie-Antoinette and Expectant Mothers

...When the expecting mother was about to sit down, the Queen called over a servant and said: “Go to my bedroom, and bring a cushion for this lady,” and then explained her gesture, saying, “Many cares are required when in your condition. This marble bench is too cold for you to sit down on...”


Stephen Hawking says afterlife is a fairy story

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently explained his belief that there is no God and that humans should therefore seek to live the most valuable lives they can while on Earth.

Guardian writer Ian Sample asked Hawking if he feared death in a story published yesterday. This was his response:

I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

Hawking's 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" sold 9 million copies, and in it Hawking referenced God metaphorically as the force that could fully explain the creation of the universe.

But in 2010, Hawking told Diane Sawyer that "science will win" in a battle with religion "because it works."

"What could define God [is a conception of divinity] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God," Hawking told Sawyer. "They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible."

Hawking's latest book, "The Grand Design," challenged Isaac Newton's theory that the solar system could not have been created without God. "Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to ... set the Universe going," he writes.

Hawking was diagnosed with the degenerative Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. He lost his power of speech and for decades has talked through an electronic speech synthesizer. The device has allowed him to continue his research and attain a top Cambridge research post, which was previously held by Newton. His most famous theory explains how black holes emit radiation, according to The Guardian.

So if everyone is destined to power-down like computers at the end of their lives, what should humans do to lend meaning to their experience?

"We should seek the greatest value of our action," Hawking told the paper.

By Liz Goodwin

OK, let me get this straight,

ONCE upon a time, there was nothing...
THEN all of a sudden, nothing exploded and...
BECAME something...
THAT gave itself, life...*

Sounds like God to me.

Poor Stephin Hawking, I tink he is in for the suprise, (of his eternity).



* Explain eyes to me...