Thursday, January 31, 2008

Communnist Techniques still rock??

Like in ACTS Mens Retreats and Charismatic Renewal ??

Check out their respective Team - training manuals !!!

Source: J. Massyngberde Ford's classic Which Way For Catholic Pentecostals? New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Pages 34 - 35.

"The Life in the Spirit Seminars Team Manual appears to be influenced by Douglas Hyde's Dedication and Leadership: Learning from the Communists, a popular book sold by the Charismatic Renewal Services and listed in a bibliography composed by Paul DeCelles for studying community.

"Hyde, a member of the Communist Party for twenty years, resigned as the news editor of the London Daily Worker in 1948.

"Shortly after, he renounced communism and, with his wife and children, joined the Catholic church.

"In his book [Douglas Arnold] Hyde describes the techniques of Communist training; at the beginning of the book he states that he will discuss those Communist leadership training methods which are capable of imitation or adaptation by Christians (9).

"It is a serious question, however, whether Communist methods can or should be imitated by Christians."


"I do not think that Communist methods can be completely separated from Communists goals and applied to Christian goals.

"[Catholic] Pentecostals who attempt this this are likely to find that the Communist methods will eat up the Christian goals.

"The group dynamics and manipulation of the individual that are a part of the Communist technique might well hinder the deep yet quiet working of the Spirit.

"A [Catholic] Pentecostal group might be able to change the outer behavior of an initiate by behavior - changing techniques, but that is something different from the transforming work of the Spirit.

"It is folly to think that we can enhance the Spirit by adapting Communist leadership training methods.

"What has Pentecost to do with November 1917 [date of the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia]?"

Some good points !! Huh ??

Monday, January 28, 2008

"Brackett High students have a busy weekend!"


"At St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Church"

Yesterday, Sunday am by 0700, at least 15 young men and women, plus their adult sponsors, were already on the parking lot, ready to load up for Rock Springs with their big cross, which they did shortly after 0730.

They got back around 2 pm.

"Adam Resendez placed seventh with his Fine Wool Lamb"

"He then sold it to the Del Rio National Bank"

"Paul Resendez placed third with his Meat Goat"

"He quickly sold it to Tres Niños Ranches, Super S Foods and De Busk Electric."

The Brackett News, Thursday, January 24, 2008.

"Interview Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor"

Adapted from "Smithsonian" February 2008.

"The key to the rise of the Romans, the Mongols -- and the US?

"Ethnic diversity, Chua says in a new book [Day of Empire]."


"How did you get interested in global issues?"

Ms. Chua's answer:

"My own family is Chinese, but from the Phillippines.

"My parents immigrated here.

"My mother was Catholic, two grandparents were Buddhist and Protestant, and my husband is Jewish.

"I'm a product of globalization."

Saturday, January 26, 2008

"Does Fr. Edward D. O'Connor C.S.C., warn us about Medjugorje?

Years ahead of time?"

On pages 222 - 223 of The Pentecostal Movement in the Catholic Church he seems to!

"Chapter 8: Dangers Inherent in Pentecostalism

"... There is a slightly different type who affects the role of prophet; he loves to cloak himself in the aura of divine mystery while others encircle him with awe as they await the heavenly messages expected from his lips.

"Finally there are people inspired in greater or lesser measure by an evil spirit rather than the Holy Spirit."

Think about "Jive'n Ivan" of Medjugorje fame.

At least one eye (and ear) witness to him told us the other day at Brackettville's SUPER S Store that Ivan knows -- and speaks -- English fluently....

"Kaleb Bowers won Reserve Champion Meat Pen Rabbit"

"He sold it to NB Ranches"

"Zachary Bowers took Champion with his Meat Pen Rabbit"

"He sold it to the Farm Bureau and the Brackettville Rotary Club."

"Abgail Gutierrez placed third with her rabbit"

"She sold it to Raul Castro's Las Locas Construction and the Osmani Cienfuegos family, currently visiting here in Brackettville, Texas, who say they did so -- having left their winter home in Cuba -- to express an unusual degree of both political and ideological solidarity with the dedicated young men and women of BISD, whether students, faculty or staff."

"Sarah Davis took second place with her Steer"

"She sold it to HEB and the Walton family"

"Meghan Flores took fifth place with her Crossbred Lamb"

"She then sold it to the US Border Patrol and Lysee & Eckel."

The above is a free form adaptation from main story in The Brackett News, Thursday, January 24, 2008.

"Rain Follows the Plow"

According to a website article on , one Charles Dana Wilber gets credit for dreaming up this hokum.

Another source says he shared this zinger with the public in 1881.

"Next - to - last known French veteran of WWI dies at 110"

San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS, Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

"Served in different infantry regiments..."

"He took part in 1916's Battle of the Somme, where a million died.

"PARIS -- World War I veteran Louis de Cazenave died Sunday at age 110, his son said, leaving just one known French survivor of the 1914 - 1918 conflict.

"The last known French veteran of World War I -- known as poilus, meaning hairy or tough -- is Lazare Ponticelli, also 110.

Perhaps President Nicolas Sarkozy says it best, as the EXPRESS - NEWS quotes him:

"His [De Cazenave's] death is an occasion for all of us to think of the 1.4 million French who sacrificed their lives during this conflict, for the 4.5 million wounded, for the 8.5 million mobilized."

Amen to all that: Here's to those fine old gentlemen, too, in such diverse places as Donna, Texas and Alamo, Texas, -- plus in 1978, at least, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- who likewise fought in WWI.

And who so many of us were privileged to know in our teen years in the early Sixties!

Friday, January 25, 2008

"Gage Brown's Ewe Lamb Placed Ninth!!"

"...and he sold it to Agro Ford, Shahan, and SW Abstract / Title."

The Brackett News, Thursday, January 24, 2008. KC Stockshow results.

"Jared Harris's Fine Wool Ewe took ninth place!!"

"... and sold it to Tracy King and Del Rio National Bank."

"Susu Seargeant placed ninth with her Meat Goat!!

"... and sold it to the Pamandan Ranch."

"Adrian Resendez took ninth place with his Meat Goat!!"

"... and he sold it to Rancho Dos Angeles and Pitts Construction."

Pastor Jeff Janca's: "A Revolutionary War Hero"

The Brackett News, Thursday, January 24, 2008.

"As I was reading the other day I came across an unknown hero of the American Revolutionary War [roughly 1775 to 1783]."

"We of course know the familiar names of Washington and Lafayette but one man in particular helped Americans to win the war.

"His nme was James Armistead.

"James Armistead was a slave in Virginia.

"He wanted to serve and help fight the British.

"James served under General Lafayette.

"Lafayette sent James to a British army camp where he pretended to be a runaway slave.

"James Armistead is credited with giving vital information to Generals Lafayette and Washington that helped defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown.

"After the war, Armistead was given his freedom and also a retirement pension from the State of Virginia for his military service.

"Our American History is full of men and women of all races and creeds who have stepped up in our time of need and served our country.

"They have risked and laid down their lives to keep America free.

"We have so much to be thankful for here in America.

"May we never take our freedoms and liberties for granted.

"God Bless America."

Jeff Janca
First Baptist Church
Brackettville, Texas, 78832.

Krazy Chicken's Natasha Smith Honored on Dean's list at ASU!

The Brackett News, Thursday, January 24, 2008.

"Ms. Natasha C. Smith made the Dean's List for 2007's Fall Semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas."

'Way to go, Natasha!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Brackettville's Jeyson Price won 2nd place with his meat goat"


Kinney County Livestock Show on Saturday, January 12, 2008.

"Bailee Allen Takes Fifth Joey Key York Award"

53rd Annual Kinney County Livestock Show and Sale on January 11 and 12, 2008.

"Bailee Allen was presented with a silver buckle and the Silver Joey Key York tray by Extension Agent Robert Elledge and Joe York, Jr."

"Does he say that when the American Catholic Chuch went, it didn't go alone??"

Answer: Nope! Better still. Here's what United Methodist Church minister Dean M. Kelley tells us himself in his book Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, A Study in Sociology of Religion. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Page 90:

"Another reason for the rather precipitate decline of the mainline Protestant churches in the United States at this particular time may be the triggering effect of the sudden discrediting of the formerly unshakeable Roman Catholic Church.

"At least one great church was deemed to know its business, even if others didn't; now it too was seen to falter, waver, and stumble.

"With it fell many lesser churches."

Humm ... sounds like the man is indeed telling us something !!

"Belly Dance Extravganza entices"

¡Ora, UTEP! ¡Ora, MEChA! ¡Adelante, DESTINO!

When even the guys showed how to shake it to make it...!

By Cynthia Romero, The UTEP Prospector, Jnauary 17, 2008.

"El Paso's Chamizal National Memorial took on a Middle Eastern flair Saturday, Jan. 12 as the crowd was entranced by local and visiting belly dancers.

"Mikael, a Middle Eastern dancer and musician living in El Paso, appeared on stage.

"Dressed in traditional Middle Eastern clothing, Mikael danced to a Middle Eastern pop song, shaking and shimmying, while the audience clapped and cheered him on.

"By the time the show concluded, the ladies in the audience were talking excitedly about the prospect of donning jeweled sandals themselves and shaking their hips like the belly dancers on stage."

Cynthia Romero may be reached at .

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"The Pentecostal Movement in the Catholic Church"

By Rev. Fr. Edward D. O'Connor, C.S.C. Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press, 1971.

"Father O'Connor, a member of the theology department at the University of Notre Dame, has been closely associated with the Notre Dame / South Bend Pentecostal community since its emergence.

"The author of numerous shcolarly books and articles, he is already at work on a second volume on the phenomenon of Pentecostalism in the Catholic Church."

From the back cover of this 1979 edition, or so it looks!

My initial impression is that he intends to surpress all references to the Rev. David Wilkerson and the role played by his book in all this, The Cross and the Switch Blade.


We'll just have to see...

"The Pneumopathology of Modern Terrorism"

Reviewed by Charles Strohmer, on what looks like his own website cited here below:

This review concerns: New Political Religions, or An Analysis of Modern Terroism. Barry Cooper (University of Missouri Press; 242 pp).

"Essential to his paradigm, Cooper applies to modern terrorism insights of the late Eric Voeglin's cross - disciplinary studies, drawing especially from political science, sociology, and philosophy.

"Central to this approach is Cooper's development of Voeglin's use of the terms pneumopathology and first and second reality.

"Pneumopathology, as distinct from psychopathology, is Cooper's shorthand for the disorder of spirit in which the terrorist, in his revolt against the world as it has been created by God, denies the reality of one or another aspect of the world in order to fantasize about an imaginary world, and then live it out, however destructively."

"School board votes no change to superintendent's contract"

By Allison Taylor, Managing Editor, The Brackett News, Thursday, January 17, 2008. Serving the communities of Brackettville, Fort Clark Springs, Spofford and Kinney County, Texas, USA.

Read all about it!! Even though you live in Hong Kong! Or, maybe even in Tomsk, Siberia!

Pope Benedict XVI takes on Anti - Christ in his million - seller Jesus of Nazareth...

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡¡Heyyyyy ..! Familiaaa..... !!

(For all that countless of those thousands of us making up all of the above, may -- or may not -- even care...heh, heh!


Because we are all affected -- or directly impacted, even if only in a material way -- by so - called religious and / or philosophical controversies of this kind, whether we even believe personally in any thing or not.

Don't believe it?

Then, just check out those 3 (for some majors) or 1 (for other majors) classes that were still required and which were still being taught by the likes of UTEP's legendary Dr. (Major General) Larry Johnson used to teach, way back in the Spring of the UTEP Spring Semester of Zero Four!!

And which, who knows?

May still be required by UTEP undergraduates this very UTEP Spring Semester of Zero Eight!!)

Pages 65 - 67.

"And so the Bible no longer speaks of God, the living God; no, now we alone speak and decide what God can do and what we will and should do.

"And the Antichrist, with an air of scholarly excellence, tells us that any exegesis that reads the Bible from the perspective of faith in the living God, in order to listen to what God has to say, is fundamentalism; he wants to convince us that only his kind of exegesis, the supposedly purely scientific kind, in which God says nothing and has nothihg to say, is able to keep abreast of the times.

"The theological debate between Jesus and the devil is a dispute over the correct interpretation of Scripture, and it is relevant to every period of history.

"Yet in practice, the struggle over the image of God, which underlies the debate about valid biblical interpretation, is decided by the picture we form of Christ:

"Is He, who remained without worldly power, really the Son of the living God?"

Next: "What is the dispute all about?"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Rowdy German teen banished to Siberia"

From the San Antonio EXPRESS -NEWS, Saturday, January 19, 2008.


A Brackettville - Ft. Clark parent's fantasy come true!

Imagine this one - way conversation not far from the Kinney County Library:

Mom: Honey, junior's being such a jerk today, I think it's time we just gave up doing anything sent him off to Siberia, o.k.?

Dad: Hummm ....

Mom: I know it's a long way from Brackettville, but surely we can afford at least a one - way ticket to Siberia on a Wacko Hut Bus o.k.?

Dad: Hummm ...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rancher - author Mary Margaret McAllen Anderson !!

Author of:

I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant.

Read all about it....

"El Vaquero Real: The Original Cowboy"

As the San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS Book Editor, Steve Bennett tells us, Friday, January 18, 2008:

"[This] book captures a cowboy lifestyle that's fading fast.

"[Authors] John Dyer and Lionel Sosa visited ranches in Mexico and the Southwest to show vaqueros at work."

"Nous attendons le réveil de Mlle. Gallagher"

Evangelizers from the Tower of Babel? Brackettville, Texas, 2008: Yet Another Promised Land of Error?

Source: As By A New Pentecost: The Dramatic Beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Patti Gallagher Mansfield's "tell - all" -- and at times even somewhat truthful -- book published by the Franciscan University Press of Steubenville, Ohio, in 1992.

Well, folks: it's a long haul from when her book on the famous 1967 Duquesne Weekend was published in 1992 to around early 2007, when her account of the Duquesne Weekend was posted to an internet website.

Because for the first 25 years after Duquesne Patti Gallagher Mansfield more or less kept faith, at time generously so, with the historical fact that men like the Assembly of God minister Reverend David Wilkerson and his book The Cross and the Switch Blade played a pivotal role in the proceedings.


During the next 15 years something went really, really wrong.

Her brief internet verison, posted here a few days back, gives brief credit to Wilkerson's book like perhaps two times, while she gives credit to the man himself, zero times.

Recently, the official Archdiocese of San Antonio newspaper opted to delete both Wilkerson and his book from the collective memory of the Charismatic Catholics here in our part of the country.

This is easy to say, as the official newspaper, "Today's Catholic" carried a blurb last month "celebrating" the 40th anniversary of the famous 1967 Duquesne Weekend -- using a nationally syndicated article that made no mention of Reverend David Wilkerson or his book, The Cross and the Switch Blade.


Friday, January 18, 2008

"Gasolinazo afecta transporte público"

"Piden se aumentan las tarifas"

"Convocan a representantes de organizaciones para regularización de unidades de transporte, y sueltan el aumento a las tarifas por el incremento a la gasolina"

Adaptada de: El señor licenciado Enrique González Correa, El Zócalo / Acuña. Miércoles 16 de enero de 2008.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Kern Place parking restrictions affect UTEP students"

The UTEP Prospector !! Off to the new year of 2008!!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

By Kathryn Holly. January 15, 2008.

"The El Paso City Council's ruling on Jan. 8 brings bad news to students who park in the streets surrounding Kern Place.

"Beginning Jan. 21, any vehicles not displaying residential parking permits between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, will be fined or towed."

¡Guau! Wow!

"Like most things of the Spirit, it came simply,..."

The Cross and the Switch Blade. David Wilkerson with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. 2004 edition.

Web site:

Page 76.

"And as quietly as that, a new ministry was born.

"Like most things bornof the Spirit, it came simply, humbly, without fanfare.

"Certainly, none of us that night knew what had begun."

This is the way the Rev. David Wilkerson describes the crucial moment that led up to the famous New York "city - wide youth rally, scheduled to be held in St. Nicholas Arena during the second week of July, 1958."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why Conservative Churches Are Growing ....

A Study in Sociology of Religion...

By Dean M. Kelley. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1972.

Page 124.

"Even after the Protestant Reformation began, dissent was punished by death.

"Miguel Servetus wrote a book denouncing the concept of the Trinity, for which he was condemned to be burned by Roman Catholic authorities in Lyons, but he escaped to Calvin's Geneva -- where in 1553 he was arrested and burned at the stake by the Protestants."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yet another Promised Land of Error?

"The Brackettville Chronicles"

"¿Qué fue, Primo?

Or: "When a lot of young people get together in the Old Church Rectory on a Monday night, the 14th of January, 2008, and good things just have to happen!"

That's right!

With the leadership of Janie and Jerry, Sr., twelve young people -- including at least 8 Brackett high - schoolers -- showed up for their first big Altar Servers Meeting of 2008.

A fourty - five minute session -- really swell to see!

Eight guys and four ladies, no less!

As we told them when it was over:

"This is the biggest group I've seen in my own life since the fall of 1959, at St. Joseph's school, in Alamo, Texas!"

And all of us were still in Catholic Grade school, grades 1 to 8, not like here!

You bet!

St. Peter has it right when he speaks to us the way way he does in Acts 2:16 etc.

These young people today here and now are all right...

"O mundo está falando ... como colaborar no processo? "


"O mundo está falando ... como colaborar no processo?"

B) Provedor CreceNet!


Be careful!

Tortillas represent unleavened bread!

Unleavened bread = oppression and injustice!!


¡Ora, MEChA! ¡Ora, UTEP! ¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"O.K., college and university students, listen up...."

"(Unleavened bread [a tortilla] is held aloft)

"Unleavened bread is for those who have been flattened by oppression and injustice.

"Let our hunger for bread, teach us to hunger and thirst for justice.

"(Raisins are held aloft)

"Raisins are for those who have been dried out by oppression and injustice.

"Let our hunger for sweetness, teach us to hunger and thirst for justice."

"Por celos balea a novia e hijastra"

"No me arrepiento, lo hice por ser infiel..."

Fuente: El señor licenciado Carlos Laborico Avilés, El Zócalo, Nueva Rosita. Jueves 10 de enero de 2008.

¡Guau! Wow! "That bad 'ole Green - eyed Monster of Envy, yet again!"

Saturday, January 12, 2008


"Date: 12/o4/07
Incident: Sexual Assault
Location: Parking Lot P - 4.
Description: A non - UTEP affiliated female reported she was the victim of a sexual assault committed by a known acquaintance."

"Date: 12/04/07
Incident: Criminal trespass warning.
Location: UTEP UGLC.
Description: Officers responded to this location in reference to suspicious activity in a restroom stall.

Officers located a male student and a non - UTEP affiliated female individual in the 3rd floor women's restroom."

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

Kinney County 4H & FFA Junior Livestock Show!

Yesterday, Friday, and all day today, Saturday.

Back in the holding pens we saw a lot of great young people taking care of their prized livestock.

It kind of reminded me of Weslaco, Texas, 50 years ago, when there were both the Jr. Livestock show and -- if I remember correctly! -- the Jr. Rodeo, too, more or less combined.

Friday around 4 pm, we saw the end of the judging of a mixed bunch of Boer and Spanish Goats.

Today, some of what somebody called "Hampshire Goats!"

Each youngster -- maybe 24 in all -- got a lot of individualized attention from the judges, so she (or he) got to know the whys and wherefores of a good animal.

Back in the livestock pens area, one obliging young gentleman confided to us that -- speaking as a parent! -- "Each year you can't wait for all this to begin, and then you can't wait for it to end!"

While Kinney County, Texas, has -- according ot the 2002 - 2003 Texas Almanac -- a population of around 51% Hispanic and 48% Anglo, it looked to me that the proportion fo Hispanic youngsters participating Friday afternoon in that one event was around 25% to 30%.

In the pen area, there were posted such exhibitors' last names as Resendez, Castillo, plus this morning at least, Gutierrez, as well.

There was a good, steady turnout of around 200 or more folks at any given time, and a steady, cheerful hum, like a your 'ole "busy bee hive."

Some folks stopping in to lend moral support to their own, or someone else's youngster, old folks (like this one) nonstalgic for "'way back when," you name it.

Really, these Junior Livestock Shows are about as fine a yearly function as you could wish for: young folks from Brackettville High wandering around as well as kids form further out (who, nevertheless ae most likely in BISD, too!)

And you want to know something?

I can't seem to recall seeing a single kid or young person -- either yesterday or today -- running around with her or his ear phones plugged in!

That's right!

They all looked alert and focused....

Big Bar B Que Plate Dinner Today at Noon!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Israel DeHoyos makes front page of B'ville paper!

"But can he ring church bells?"

Thursday, January 10, 2007. The Brackett News.

"BISD Varsity Football Honors"

Photo Caption:

"Back from front, Fermin Villanueva, Israel DeHoyos, Travis Bonner, Stevan Rivera and Joe Anthony Sanchez.

"Front from left, Josh Kluzek, Zak Ring and Sam Stewart."

Hitler's ideal NAZI woman !!

Source: Antony Beevor's Stalingrad. Page 391

Background: Hitler is outraged on hearing that many NAZI generals, etc., had tamely surrendered to the Soviet Army instead of committing suicide. This takes place around early February, 1943.

He, Adolf, says:

"When you consider that a woman has the pride to leave, to lock herself in, and to shoot herself right away just because she has heard a few insulting remarks, then I can't have any respect for a soldier who is afraid of that and prefers to go into captivity."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, again!!

"S.A. auxiliary bishop is appointed to Amarillo diocese"

"Zurek gets promotion from pope after 10 years in Alamo City."

Adapted from the SA EXPRESS - NEWS, J. Michael Parker, staff writer. Friday, January 4, 2008.

"News of his appointment reached Zurek in a phone call from Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the papal nuncio to the United States."

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

"Cordi-Marian novice descerning call heard early in youth to serve God"

"My name is Justine Garza, 21 years old, with one older sister and two younger brothers.

"When I was nine years old, I attended fourth grade at St. Matthew Catholic School.

"That was the year I received my calling.

"Seeing a sister wearing her habit with a smile was part of my motivation.

"Now I want to wear my habit so I can give testimony that I belong to God, to the youth of today.

"I am currently a novice with the Cordi - Marian Sisters."

"The Duquesne Weekend"

Adapted from: Patti Gallagher Mansfield's website, or at least this website that shares with us her story of the role of the Rev. David Wilkerson's book, The Cross and the Switchblade, in her and her fellow university students experiences on that famous weekend in 1967 when the American Catholic Charismatic Movement was born!

A Real Feel - Good Story for Christmas 2007 !!


Adapted from SA EXPRESS - NEWS, Saturday, January 5, 2007.

"KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A Catholic priest died Christmas Day after leading his parish for 63 years, ending what is believed to be th elongest active tenure at a U.S. Catholic church.

"He was 98.

"Monsignor Heliodore Mejak became a priest in 1935.

"He celebrated his first Mass at Holy Family Church on Aug. 1, 1944, and never left.

"He resisted attempts to have laymen serve Holy Communion and said it should be served only from a priest's hand, not in the hand of the recipient."

[This was true as well at Houston's Holy Rosary Church downtown in late May, 2007. I should know, as I was there.]

"Mejak also ignored a Second Vatican Council recommendation for parishioners to shake hands or hug as a sign of peace during Mass, saying it distracted from the Eucharist."

[This was also true at Holy Rosary Church in late May, 2007!]

Wow! What a way for a good and faithful loyal Roman Catholic Priest to go: Christmas Day, 2007, and "with his boots on.."

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge Cemetery"

For many of us born and raised within a few miles of this famous locale, myself on nearby Rancho Campo del Gato, this place has always had a sort of magic to it.

This site even makes reference to one "Maria Rafaela Treviño, daughter of adjacent El Gato (Sp. cat) Land Grantee José Maria Treviño."

For more info:

Monday, January 07, 2008

"Jerry's Sister Samantha Now Qualified in Bell Ringing"

Dateline Brackettville, Texas, USA.

"On Sunday, January 6, 2006, both persons being already dressed in their formal vestments, Jerry's sister Samantha was ably coached by her brother in person in the lore and mystery of the 60 double clangs expected of an official St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish Church bell ringer.

"She's now certified to join the growing ranks of such energetic, upward mobile young people of our Generation 2007.

"Congratulations, Samantha!"

"¿Quién dijo que aprender historia no es divertido?"

"El Proyecto Educativo del museo Popol Vuh le invita a formar parte de un dinámico equip de guías voluntarios.

"Aprenda más sobre la historia de nuestro país, a la vez que la transmite a niños y jóvenes que visitan nuestra collecíon arqueológica y colonial.

"Iniciamos nuevo ciclo de preparación el 17 de enero de 2008.

"Más información:

"Tels: 2338 - 7898 y 2338 - 7896


" "

"What Spirit is This?"

An interpretation of charismatic renewal and its relation to Catholic Truth...

"[The Catholic Church] has certainly been no stranger to individuals and movements which make the presumptuous claim to know better than the Church, to surpass her institutional boundaries, and to possess a unique and exclusive relationship with the Holy Spirit.

"Indeed, there have been many would be prophets of new and extraordinary revelations, or spiritual manifestations which they claim add to or surpass the deposit of faith committed to the safekeeping of the Apostles and of their succesors.

"Such individuals, [who] often present themselves as the chosen prophets of a new Advent or apocalyptic revelation, or a new method of sanctification, or a short cut to a mystical enlightenment.

"At times demanding nothing less than that the Church and the faithful take them at their word, they inevitably claim to be the elect of the elect, the chosen elite of a new birth of spiritual insight.

"Throughout her [the Catholic Church's] recorded history, such incidents have been the rule rather than the exception."


Reprint of original 1889 work by H.H. McConnell. Norman, Oklahoma and London, England: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

Note: Sub-title is Or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier, 1866 - 1871.

Pages 223-224:

"As remarked above, the majority of the fellows who hung aroun the military posts and passed themselves off for guides were of no earthly use, and knew little or nothing of the country.

"The traditional guides, however, I had never seen until I struck Kansas, and there they were to be met with loafing around every post.

"Long - haired, clothed in buckskin gaily decorated with beads, moccasins on their feet, villainous - looking broad - brimmed hats, loaded down with firearms and proficient in their use, they were rated by the number of men they got the drop on, and were, upon the whole, as thorough a set of blackguards as could be found.

"Their chief ambition was to be regarded as holy terrors while they lived and to die with their boots on at the end -- a consummation generally realized.

"The latter part of December, 1870, was characterized by a degree of cold very unusual in this latitude, .. etc."

Saturday, January 05, 2008

"Does experience matter?"

Adapted from: Kathleen Parker's commentary in The S.A. EXPRESS - NEWS, Friday, January 4, 2008.

"Candidates get creative when claiming their credentials"

"Holiday Inn Express' commercials show Average Joe about to perform a job requiring training and skill when Joe confesses that he's not really qualified, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

"Translation: He may not know much, but he's that smart.

"Barack Obama must have been taking notes....

"[Clinton] presumes an electorate without memory; [Obama] panders to an audience of none.

"Neither inspires much confidence."

NOTE: Mr. Obama still waxed Ms. Clinton in Iowa!!


Hay que matar al mensajero!"

Aún unos compadres de los fspiox....

... allá por Gomez Palacios, Durango, han eligido a pasar les como nomás que unos cuantos ciegos....

De: fspiox
Para: Dennis Paul Morony
Publicado: Sab Ene 05, 2008 1:12 am

"Estimado Dennis Paul Morony

"Desgraciadamente usted no conoce bien el apostolado de la FSSPX, ya que si algo defendemos es el respeto por lo sagrado, como la haría cualquier católico fiel.

"NO LEVANTE FALSOS, que los sacerdotes de la Tradición NO SON PERVERSOS, y mucho menos usan la imagen bendita de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.

"SEA OBJETIVO, ya que el que peca de perversión es USTED.

"Yo vivo en Gomez Palacio, Dgo."

!¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

Lamentablemente, este heroe nacional de la Gran República Vecina "se lo olvidó" (je, je, je) apuntar su propio nombre, más su propia dirección electrónica ....

¡Qué triste!

(je, je, je)

Friday, January 04, 2008

"On Dec 15, more than 1,600 UTEP graduates..."

"On Dec 15, more than 1,600 UTEP graduates will walk down the aisle to receive diplomas...."

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

And so ...three weeks later, now what??!!

Welcome to UTEP Spring 2008, everyone....

That's what ....

Lance Morrow on Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song....

" aimlessly meandering American white trash plainstyle..."

Adapted from January 2008 Smithsonian.

Page 95.

"Mailer couched the book in an aimlessly meandering American white trash plainstyle that was a departure from the extravagant metaphors and densely energetic (if sometimes sophomoric) metaphysics of other works.

"The plainstyle was praised as genius, but I suspect Mailer was simply being faithful to the flatness of the Schiller transcripts."

Note: Morrow indicates that Mailer had apparently contracted with an author named Lawrence Schiller to record many hours of interviews with convicted killer Gary Gilmore.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Feliz Año 2008 !!

Y, ahora el Sr. Lic. Abdel Robles nos habla:

"En El Zócalo hemos aprendido que el tiempo es oro.

"Y de saber, que de todo corazón, cada día..

"Estaremos de su lado.

"Un feliz año 2008 para usted es nuestro anhelo."

Martes, el 1 de enero de 2008, Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, México.

"Un mercado sobre ruedas beneficiaría a muchos sectores"

Adaptada de el Señor Licenciado Luis G. Flores, El Zócalo / Ciudad Acuña. Martes el 1 de enero de 2008.

"El Movimiento Territorial proyecta acercar productos de la canasta básica a familias de escasos recursos económicos a través de un mercado sobre ruedas, informó el Sr. Lic. Roberto de los Santos Vásquez, secretario general el organismo."

Y, así nos dice el señor licenciado mismo:

"Un mercado vendría a beneficiar a gran parte de la población que vive en zonas alejadas."