Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Well, if you dare to act, the devil may avoid you."

Japanese Imperial Navy Admiral Matome Ugaki's philosophical response to projected suicide attack on US invasion fleet off the Philippines 66 years ago this October...

Meanwhile, Admiral Takijiro Onishi was organizer of a Kamikazi Special Attack Corps -- to help the Japanese fleet action against American vessels involved in the Philippines operation.

"Onishi was the brilliant, volatile air expert who had once slapped a geisha and dispatched Japanese POWs to their deaths, each for the same crime -- insufficient attention to duty..."

NOTE: We read elsewhere that the geisha in question was sullen. And in public to boot!

And as for the Japanese POWS?

Even worse! They were experienced Japanese combat pilots who had escaped from an Allied POW camp and were mistakenly convinced they would be welcomed back home to fly again.

They were, so to speak!

To fly one - way daylight reconnaissance missions over Port Moresby, and be automatically blown out of the sky in the process.

Their crime?

They forgot that Japanese military were forbidden to allow themselves to be taken prisoners by the enemy.

Source for both of these items: Page 183 of Evan Thomas' Sea of Thunder, published in 2006.

Yet, the Kamikazes came to do damage aginst the American Fleet off Okinawa in 1945!

Source: the footnote on the bottom of page 332:

"At Okinawa, the Japanese sunk thirty - four war ships, the largest a destroyer.

"Another 368 ships were damaged, including eight carriers, four escort carriers, ten battleships, five cruisers and sixty - three destroyers..."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kenneth J. Howell, Ph.D.

"Theology as if Heaven Matters"

Adapted from the October 2010 Newsletter of The Coming Home Network International..

"We are all on our journey to heaven, whether cradle Catholics or adult converts to the Church.

"But one of the most important marks of all those seeking the Church from the outside is their engagement with theology.

"Defined by St. Anselm as faith seeking understanding -- fides quarens intellectum -- theology is important to Christians because they believe in truth.

"Their belief in particular truths taught in Sacred Scripture and in Christian history is rooted in a Person who is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).

"The purpose of studying theology is ultimately to know the person of the Son of God and through Him to be united to the Father of all.

"The joys of theology can be many.

"It can lead to a deeper understanding of the mysteries of the faith that alone can satisfy.

"It can allow a person to see connections between different truths such as how the Incarnation was the necessary background for the Eucharist.

"And in a practical sense, it can afford a deeper penetration into the faith that aids us in getting a better perspective on the world in which we are living.

"Yet theology also can be a precarious business.

"It can lead to the pride of clinging to pet theories, or the love of debate for its own sake rather than the pursuit of truth.

"It can lull its practitioners into the sleep of intellectual knowledge alone..."

Folks, it just keeps on getting better and better!

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¡México de Sangre y Fuego!

"Ordenaba ejecuciones la ex procuradora de Chihuahua"

La Señorita Licenciada Patricia González:

"Complicidad entre la ex funcionaria estatal y el grupo La Línea."

El Señor Licenciado y/o el querido hermano Mario:

"Mario Angel González, hermano de la ex procuradora de Chihuahua reveló los nexos de la ex funcionaria con un cártel de las drogas

Adaptada de esta fuente original: AGENCIA REFORMA Zócalo México DF. Martes 26 de octubre 2010.

"Mario Angel González Rodríguez, hermano de la ex procuradora de Chihuahua, Patricia González, quien fue plagiado la semana pasada, revela en un video en el que aparece rodeado por hombres armados la complicidad entre la ex funcionaria estatal y el grupo La Línea.

"Mario González reconició que su hermana ordenaba ejecuciones y ambos trabajaban para el grupo que forma parte del Cártel de Juárez.

"Confesó (Pertenezco) al grupo denominado La Línea o el Cártel de Juárez. Mis funciones son de enlace con la procuradora Patricia González, quien es mi hermana, para recoger de las distintas comandancias o zonas el pago por los servicios de protección a esta organización criminal...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Marijuana seizures keep U.S. Border Patrol agents busy"

Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Police:

A pretty good intelligence asset!

Snippet from the Kinney County Post. Tuesday October 26, 2010.


"Eagle Pass South Station Border Patrol agents seized 418 pounds of marijuana after two suspects bailed out of a vehicle during a pursuit.

"The pursuit, which included a CPB Office of Air and Marine helicopter, was initiated based on information provided by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Police.


"U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station seized 94 pound of marijuana, valued at more than $75,000.


"Eagle Pass North Border Patrol agents seized 213 pounds of marijuana from a van following a traffic stop Tuesday morning..."


"During fiscal year 2010, which ended September 30, Del Rio Sector posted an all - time annual high in marijuana seizures with more than 88,000 pounds.

"[N]oted Dean Sinclair, acting chief patrol agent, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol. This increase in marijuana seizures points up the alertness and hard work of our agents in the field. Experience and training give us a great advantage over those seeking to bring contraband into the country..."

UT El Paso, Texas, U.S. A!

Where Mr. Jesus Smith, President of Queer Student Alliance assures us:

"The purpose of the Queernival is to help in tackling global issues that queer communities face."

Today's rabble - rousing quote is from Ms. Audrey Russell's original commentary in The UTEP Prospector's hard copy edition of Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Les comparto que nací en la ciudad de San Luis Potosí..."

El Arzobispo - electo Gustavo García - Siller!

Adaptada de esta fuente original: Today's Catholic. Friday, October 22, 2010.

"Les comparto que nací en la ciudad de San Luis Potosí, México, que tiene una población de más de un millón de habitantes.

"Vengo de una familia de clase media, mis padres, 15 hijos y 25 sobrinos.

"Familia de una fe muy arraigada.

"Ingresé a la Congregación de los Misionerios del Espíritu Santo en 1973 y fui ordenado sacerdote en 1984.

"He podido compartir mi fe con la iglesia dando misiones parroquiales....

"En el año 2003 el Papa Juan Pablo II me llamó a ser obispo auxiliar de Chicago..."

La Pryor Bulldogs down the Brackett Tigers 29 - 13.

As we read in the Tuesday, October 26, 2010 edition of the Kinney County Post, "The tigers scored another touchdown on a great run by Victor Robledo #32...."

As his team mates might not know yet, Mr. Robledo is also a first - time subscriber to The Catholic World Report!....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Six (6) new local winners of a complementary copy of ITV.

The current issue of Inside The Vatican really rocks!

Those fine Kinney County, Texas Zip 78832 folks who are the winners this time around will know when they check their mail boxes.

Most likely within two (2) weeks..... :)

Green Jays -- Cyanocorax yncas -- still hanging around Brackett!

Kinney County, Texas

Zip 78832.

At least in our 'hood.... :)

Ex - Marine Field Artillery Captain Christopher Check takes no prisoners:

"Do something radical...

"Throw your iPod and your smart phone in the nearest body of water...

"Do not answer the phone after 8:00 p.m.

"Throw your television in the street.

"Read books aloud to your children.

"Learn the guitar and some folk songs..."

Snippet from his article , "Liberate Yourself from E - slavery" - in the November / December 2010 issue of This Rock....

"What does the Church teach about the private ownership of fire arms by the the civilian population for the purpose of self - defense?''

A snippet from:

The November - December - 2010 edition of This Rock magazine. Ms. Peggy Fry provides us with the answer to this one.

"The Church does not have a definitive teaching on the private ownership of firearms.

"However, the Church does support the right to possess firearms for the legitimate defense of the common good of the family."

Ms. Frye now quotes from the following document:

Holy See Delegation to the International Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all Its Aspects, July 11, 2001.

Here's what she quotes from this document:

"Unfortunately, however, it is impossible to ban all kinds of small arms and light weapons.

"In a world marked by evil ... the right of legitimate defense by means of arms exists.

"This right can become a serious duty for those who are responsible for the lives of others, for the common good of the family or of the civil community.

"This right alone can justify the possession or transfer of arms..."

-- Peggy Frye --

Operation Palace Guard / $$ Friendly Enablers $$.

Saint Mary Magdalene's Parish Bulletin.

Brackettville, Texas 78832.

"Weekend of Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday October 24, 2010."

"Serving in the Following Ministries.

"The Collection Counters for October 31, 2010.

"Manuel & Antonia Peña, Jim & Bobbie Voss, Jean Householder."


"October 31st 2010.

"Rosary Leader: Janie DeHoyos."

Saint Mary Magdalene's altar servers on the ball!

As in last Sunday's two a.m. Masses, in Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Sunday. October 24, 2010. 8:00 a.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Patrick Ortiz.

Sunday. October 24, 2010. 10:30 a.m. Mass. Team Ms. Britney Castilla.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lucky Five (5) more winners of a free - sample copy of This Rock magazine!

To join the other Ten (10) members of the Brackett Winners' Circle!

Zip 78832.

You'll know you've won when it comes to your box! :)

Five (5) Green Jays spotted @ 0820 / 8:20 a.m. in Brackettville, Texas 78832.

Vicinity of North & Riordan.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Queernival 2010!


From The UTEP Prospector!

By Ms. Audrey Russell.

"Students get their drag on during Queernival"

Way to go, Audrey!

"Queernival will include a Drag Queen show, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on the Geology Lawn."

From the Tuesday, October 19, 2010 hard copy edition.

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, Destino!

WWII Japanese Imperial Navy (IJN) Admiral Takeo shiri o tataubekida Kurita!

A snippet from Evan Thomas' Sea of Thunder - published in 2006.

Page 134

"Kurita was not a forward - leaning commander.

"In June 1942, at the Battle of Midway, when two of the cruisers under his command had collided as they were evading a submarine, Kurita had left them behind as he retired from the battle.

"Kurita was criticized for not standing by the cripples.

"At Imperial General Headquarters, the gossip was that Kurita would only attack when directly ordered -- that he needed his butt kicked -- shiri o tataubekida.

"And yet, by June 1944, he had been given a great command, overall responsibility for the IJN's heaviest guns, a fleet comprised of most of the navy's battleships and cruisers..."


Good people!

And to think yours truly has always been convinced that it was only the U.S. Military High Command that was so totally f **** - up! :)

Anyway, this book's a fine read!

October 23. Feast Day of Saint Anthony Mary Claret.

Friday, October 22, 2010

¡Malta Católica!

"The last Catholic country in Europe...!"



It was indeed...

Sister Helen phoning Janice from Malta...

Meanwhile ... as the desperately ill Janice continues:

"[M]y husband, who had been diagnosed with prostrate cancer...

"When they told him that he did not have a good enough faith,

"he replied with a quote from St. Paul.

The Quote!

"Trophimus I left ill at Miletus (2 Timothy 4:20)."

From the Janice S. Lockwood, Ph. D. memoir I Have Come Home, in the October 2010 Newsletter of "The Coming Home Network International."

"I think it was the next morning when my telephone rang.

"It was Sr. Helen from Malta.

"[S]he began, Hello, darling. I've just had a thought. Why don't you contact a local priest and ask him to pray about your illness -- ask him to anoint you?

"Protestant friends had already surrounded me.

"They strongly believed that our great and wonderful God, who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20), could heal me.

"Quoting Isaiah 53:5, With His stripes we healed, they believed these words to be an unconditional promise to all those who believe.

"Nevertheless, it appeared that the Lord wasn't intervening in the way they would have liked.

"They blamed me for not having enough faith after they'd anointed with some cooking oil.

"They also had the same attitude toward my husband, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was growing worse.

"When they told him that he did not have a good enough faith, he replied with a quote from St. Paul: Trophimus I left ill at Miletus.

"Sr. Helen told me not to allow myself to be judged in such a way.

"[S]he told me. Let God be God. Anyway it can't do any harm to contact a Catholic priest..."

And this story gets better and better.... :)

"For Mark, a Southern Baptist minister in Kentucky..."

"For David, a former Southern Baptist minister in Indiana..."

"The Coming Home Network Int'l"

Prayer List for Clergy.

October 2010.

"For Mark, a Southern Baptist minister in Kentucky, that God will reward his curiosity and questioning with joy of the fullness of the Christian faith passed down to us from the Apostles.

"For David, a former Southern Baptist minister in Indiana, that the Father will answer his prayer that he be able to attend Mass despite the limitations caused by his current occupation.

"For Jim, a Presbyterian pastor, that the witness of his Catholic friends will lead him to embrace the fullness of truth.

"For Paul, a United Methodist minister in Georgia, that he will not only come into full communion with Christ's holy Catholic Church, but also find a vital role to fill in the Church, where his many gifts and talents can be used to spread the Good News..."

October 22. Feast Day of Saint John of Capistrano.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Frontier Baptist Church in Brackettville, Texas!

Pastor Ned Sitzes has some sound advice:

"A Pint Of Example Worth

"A Gallon of Advice!"

You bet, Reverend! :)

"For one thing, two of the sisters were faking visions...

"Fr. Woods could not see past their deception...

"Mary advised him that these mystics were false..."

From The Word Among Us. October 2010.

"Mary MacKillop's Rocky Road to Holiness"

By Patricia Treece.

"...Unfortunately, Mary also found herself in the painful position of having to speak the truth to Fr. Woods, the order's devout and brilliant co-founder.

"In spite of his high morals and ideals, it seems that overwork and exhaustion eventually clouded his judgment.

"For one thing two of the sisters were faking visions, and Fr. Woods could not see past their deception.

"Mary advised him that these mystics were false, but he refused to let her dismiss or even discipline them..."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana

Waco's Baylor University

New University President Ken Star gives a historical sketch!

On the Baylor tradition...

A random snippet from the magazine First Things -- November 2010.

motto for all its 165 years has been Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana -- for the church and for Texas.

"Quintessentially American, Baylor's ecclesiastical tradition is deeply respectful of individual conscience.

"The Baylor tradition honors what Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson eloquently called the one fixed star in our constitutional constellation -- freedom of the mind.

"Early in the history of the New World, upholders of this tradition set their faces against the state establishment of religious communities.

"This tradition, a powerful one, is exemplified by Roger Williams, a Baptist who, in search of religious freedom, fled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to found Providence Plantation as a haven of religious liberty..."

Where else but the West Coast??!! :)

"Lucifer's Public Schools"

"Most of what contributes to our work as teachers --

"is under the guardianship of Lucifer.

"We can become great teachers under his supervision..."

A random snippet from the New Oxford Review October 2010.

"The Sacramento, California, public school district is facing a trial in federal court over allegations that two of its Waldorf - inspired schools are religious, meaning that they would be ineligible to receive taxpayer dollars....

"According to The Waldorf Teachers Survival Guide..."

And now for this verbatim soundbite:

"Most of what contributes to our work as teachers -- preparation work, artistic work, even meditative work -- is done under the guardianship of Lucifer.

"We can become great teachers under his supervision..."


St. Mary Magdalene's / San Blas parish members among Brackettville, Texas' newly elected Jones Elementary Student Council.

Also among attendees @ Leaders R Us workshop in Del Rio!

As reporter Ms. Tyler Schuster tells us in The Brackett News. Thursday, October 14, 2010:

San Blas / Saint Blaze community member Ms. Alexa Solis is President, while St. Mary Magdalene's Altar Server Mr. J.T. Rosas is Treasurer.


Saint MM's 6th
grade community member Ms. Danielle Gerardo got to go to a Leaders R Us workshop.

Mr. J.T. Rosas
, along with fellow St. MM's Altar Servers Mr. Justin Hidalgo and Mr. Xavier Herrera likewise attended the Leaders R Us workshop in Del Rio, Texas.

'Way to go, great people! :)

October 19. Feast Day of Saint John De Brébeuf.

October 19. Feast Day of Saint Isaac Jogues and Companions.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Peace activist Paul K. Chappell addresses St. Mary University audience.

"Former Army captain predicts world peace possible"

"He noted an Army study which showed that after 60 days of sustained combat, 98 percent of soldiers become psychiatric casualties.

"The two percent that do not are already insane ..."

From: Today's Catholic. Friday, October 8, 2010. By Carol Bass Sowa.

"[H] said, War is one of the most traumatic things we human beings can go through. War drives people insane.

"It follows that if human beings were naturally violent, this would not be so.

"He noted an Army study which showed that after 60 days of sustained, day and night combat, 98 percent of soldiers become psychiatric casualties.

"The two percent that do not are already insane; they are psychopaths who can kill relentlessly without remorse..."

Oh, my!

So sure of himself.

So glib.


Is this all substantiated by history?

Especially over the past 100 years of warfare, whether "Modern Warfare," or "Who Knows Warfare??!!" :)

From our Brackettville, Texas, Saint Mary Magdalene's Parish Bulletin...

"Serving in the following ministries:

"October 24, 2010: Rosary Leader: Julia Terrazas."

And now for the murky world of:

Operation Palace Guard / $$$ Friendly Enablers $$$

"Serving in the Following Ministries

"The Collection Counters for October 24, 2010.

"Treva Schroeder, Jerry & Marian Weber, Carroll & Janis Wiseman."

Taken from the parish bulletin for:

"Saturday October 16th Sunday October 17th 2010"

Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish in Brackettville, Texas -- 78832.

Both Sunday a.m. Masses well - served:

Sunday. October 17, 2010. 8:00 a.m. Mass. TEAM Ms. Amy Herrera.

Sunday. October 17, 2010. 10:30 a.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Patrick Ortiz & Mr. Dante Luna + Mr. Xavier Herrera.
. ..

"Arzobispo -- ¡mediante el dedazo del Papa Benedicto XVI!"

nuevo arzobispo nacido como mexicano por fortuna, potosino por buena suerte.

También número uno de
15 hermanos.

"Pope Names Chicago Bishop as head of Archdiocese of San Antonio."

Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo García - Siller, MSp.S, 53.

"To be the 6th Archbishop of San Antonio"

"the eldest of 15 children."

"...ordained a priest in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1984."

From news release dated October 14, 2010:

"Pope Benedict XVI
has appointed Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo García - Siller, MSp.S, 53 as the 6th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

"The Archbishop - designate can celebrate Mass and preach in English, Spanish and Polish.

"His installation as Archbishop of San Antonio is scheduled for November 23, 2010."

October 18. Feast Day of the Evangelist Saint Luke.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

B.H.S. girls & boys Varsity Cross Country teams reflect presence of Saint Mary Magdalene / San Blas' Catholic Parish of Brackettville, Texas 78832.

In Del Rio recently, the Varsity Girls Division included CCD President & Senior B.H.S. Cheerleader Ms. Bianca Cruz who reporter Ms. Shelby Schuster tells us "placed 8th with a time of 13:00..."

"In the Varsity Boys Division, [San Blas / Saint Blaze] Mr. Joelson Terrazas placed second with a time of 15:58...

Meanwhile, Saint M.M.'s Mr."Garón Rueda placed 53rd with a time of 20:48 ..."

Thanks to Ms. Shelby Schuster of The Brackett News. Thursday, October 14, 2010. .

B.H.S. clobbered by Ben Bolt 47 - 24 a week ago Friday?

But so what?

'Cause the B.H.S. Tigers Mr. Brandon Allen seems to have fought his own one - man war -- single handed!

And that makes for one heck of a fine inspirational story!

Don't believe it?

Just take out the "Stats" section of the Tiger Page for The Brackett News. Thursday, October 14, 2010.

U.T. El Paso smacks Rice Owls 44 - 24 Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Sun Bowl.

"Vittatoe sets new passing mark in Rice thumping"

And The UTEP Prospector's Mr. Alex Morales has the story!

¡Adelante, Alex!

From the edition of Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

"Senior quarterback Trevor Vittatoe passed his way into the record books when he led the Miners to victory for the first time in his career against Rice 44 - 24 October 9 at the Sun Bowl.

"Vittatoe said, I think the chemistry on the team is really good and we are in the right direction.

"Vittatoe passed Jordan Palmer in total offense (11,260), total yards (11,117) and passing touchdowns (89).

"He finished the night completing completing 16 of 27 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

"[H]ead coach Mike Price said, We have good players and enough of them to beat Rice..."

'Way to go, Coach! :)

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

October 16. Feast Day of Saint Hedwig.

October 16. Feast Day of Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rancho Campo del Gato = location of the final 1945 to 1950 - era Karankawa Indian mitotes?!


The Texas newspaper, the Brownsville Herald, tells us so...

Well, o.k.!

Sort of...

"... a secluded area called El Gato, south of what is now Alamo and Donna..."

These random snippets are adapted from a fascinating interview by the Herald's ace reporter Travis Whitehead with Enrique Gonzalez, titled "Gonzalez believes he is part of Karankawa Indian lineage."

Original article posted online 2009 - 09 - o5 @ 21:35:38.

"While numerous sources claim the Karankawa were driven to extinction by the mid - 1800s, Gonzalez claims descent from a band of the tribe that retreated into a secluded area called El Gato, south of what is now Alamo and Donna.

"Gonzalez says that by the mid - 1900s, the Karankawas who had moved into this little village had spread into the surrounding communities, but they still congregated around a huge mesquite tree for their mitotes, the Karankawa version of a pow - wow.

"Gonzalez remembers his father taking him to these mitotes when he was just a boy, and he'd watch as between five and 10 Karankawas danced.

"He remembers tall powerful figures wearing only loin cloths and moving in rhythmic circles, arms with titanic hands rising into the air, huge bare feet stepping mightily into the ground, dust sticking to perspiring skin.

"They slapped tambourines, with flattened coke bottle tops attached to them to eject loud metallic sounds, into the air while the dancers moved in rhythm to drums..."


"Tony Zavaleta
, anthropology professor at U.T. Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, is skeptical of Gonzalez's claims."


"[H]e said . It's not impossible, but it's highly unlikely. Karankawa Indians were gone for the most part in the early historic period. Gone, disappeared. What information does he have to lead him to believe that he has a direct connection ...?"


"If Gonzalez's claim is correct, the lifeway of the Karankawa has continued to evolve well into the 21st Century..."

Good points all, ladies and gentlemen! :)

"To His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI..."

Israeli President Shimon Peres' gift to Pope Benedict XVI September 2.

Adapted from the October 2010 edition of Inside The Vatican. In turn ITV cites the Catholic News Service.

"At the end of the audience of the papal audience, Peres gave the Pope a silver menorah made by an Israeli artist.

"Peres had the following personal dedication inscribed on the foot - tall menorah."

And here's what it said!

"To His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the shepherd who seeks to lead us to the fields of blessings and the fields of peace.

"With great esteem, Shimon Peres, president of the State of Israel.":


October 15. Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

¡En la República Chilena!

"Completan El Milagro

"Millones de personas vivieron desde sus hogares el rescate de los 33 mineros chilenos..."

Los titulares ubicados hoy, en El Zócalo de Piedras Negras, Coahuila, República Mexicana.Jueves 14 de octubre de 2010.

¡Y, ahora?

¿Platicando nomás que por mi humilde parte?


Para mí, este hecho fabuloso tiene todo el sabor de una cuenta Navideña.

O, tal vez de un romance medieval de los tiempos lejanos, tiempos ya perdidos -- para siempre -- en las neblinas de la pre - historia...

Seguramente, Dios ha contestado a centenares de miles de oraciones por parte de tanta buena gente ... a través el mundo entero...

La República Mexicana


¡Don Fernández de Cevallos!

"Será liberado el Jefe Diego"

"[P]garon el rescate superior a los 20 millones de dólares ..."

Adaptada de esta fuente original:

EL UNIVERSAL / Zócalo / México, DF.Jueves 14 de octubre de 2010.

"La liberación del ex candidato presidencial y ex senador Diego Fernández de Cevallos se espera para los primeros días de noviembre, según fuentes cercanas a la familia del político.

"Las fuentes dijeron a El Universal, que en días pasados pagaron el rescate superior a los 20 millones de dólares.

"De acuerdo con con la versión recabada, los captores informaron a la familia de Fernández de Cevallos que en 40 días sería entregado con vida.

"Los plagiarios manifestaron a los familiares que el político queretano se encuentra enfermo y deprimido, pero que está en condiciones estables para que pueda seguir viviendo sin mayor problema.."

October 14. Feast Day of Pope Saint Callistus I.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

¡El Cajónero!-- y / o -- ¡El Vengador!

Luaran Paine's:

"The Legend of El Cajónero a.k.a. The Undertaker."

The mysterious "Uomo Finito" is finally confronted by a fascinated Peralta, New Mexico marshal Frank Butler, in the latter's office!

Frank asks Uomo Finito:

"...You are El Cajónero?"

"[The] big Mexican said, sort of, and leaned forward, moving on the bench for the first time..."

Then, Uomo Finito speaks!

"Frank, a long time ago when my grandfather was a young man, the Mexican government would not send soldiers to protect people from Indians, and it refused to allow anyone out here to own guns.

"So they made bows and arrows.

"But they were no match for the Indians. and got slaughtered.

"My grandfather bought guns from the Comancheros, the traders who cared nothing for anyone, only money and sometimes horses and cattle in trade.

"My grandfather was ready when the Comanche came..."

A fine, old - fashioned example of UTEP English Department - level Southwestern Literature! :)