Last Wednesday, after a trip to the bank to deposit the monetary fruits of my tailoring labor and a trip to the post office to render unto Caesar the taxes on those fruits, the checs and I found a parking spot, grabbed our signs (covered with plastic to prevent sogginess, as it was a very rainy day here) and appeared on our courthouse plaza for a Tax Day Tea Party, in protest of the ridiculous power-grab currently being orchestrated by our government.
Despite the rain, it was a well-attended gathering and there were people there of all ages and walks of life, from grandparents to little kids, business owners to passers-by. The checs’ signs were photographed by many in attendance, including the local NBC affiliate’s reporter.
I’ve been kicked off an internet knitting website, I presume because I outed myself as a conservative who is a bit distressed at the outcome of the November elections.
A bunch of people were booted at the same time as I was, for presumably the same reasons. We did have a forum on the website on which we posted links to news articles with conservative relevance. We had lively discussions about the pro-life movement, the ridiculousness of PETA, and the mystery behind whether our Chief Executive is or isn’t eligible to hold the office to which he was elected, among other things. I enjoyed the sassy tone of the other members’ posts, and for the first time discovered that politics isn’t dry and boring, it’s exciting and interesting! Anyhoo, our little corner of that site was closed by the site owners, for reasons I still don’t fully understand; being prevented from gathering on ‘their property’, so to speak, we went around the corner and continued to hang out and jaw about stuff we all care about. Most still visited the knitting site, some to talk in other fora, some to use the great pattern database.
Today I discover that, I guess because I was a regular at our off-site spot, I’m no longer welcome on the knitting website.
I think the most controversial thing I ever said was that abortion is the ultimate child abuse. But I didn’t hide the fact that I’m very conservative in my views and values, so I guess that makes me wrong in the eyes of the site owners.
In that case, I’m very proud to be wrong. I always wondered if there would be enough evidence to convict me of being conservative/Christian/Catholic/pro-life etc. Now I know.
I was working on getting my other blog up and running and decided it wasn’t too much more effort to pop over here and update.
It’s Great Lent, as you’re probably aware, and boyoboy is there a lot to do penance about nowadays! My prayer list grows longer with every passing day; one person I pray for specifically every day is the VPOTUS Mr. Joe Biden. Pray with me that he will have a true conversion of heart and wake up to the fact that being Catholic isn’t just part of one’s identity, is IS one’s identity. He and Speaker Pelosi have done more, in my opinion, to foster distrust and misunderstanding of the Catholic Church in recent times than anyone else I could name, including that censured European SSPX Bishop. He expressed a personal opinion (although he should not have been so public about it, I think), while VP Biden and Speaker Pelosi have deliberately and methodically mis-stated and perverted definitive de fide Church teaching to conform with the pro-death platform of the Democrats.
Enough politics…..I could stay on that soapbox forever but this isn’t really a political blog.
The day before Clean Monday we had our 2nd annual “Fat Sunday” gathering here, and it was a great success. Lots of good non-Lent food and munchies, fellowship, and we closed the evening with Second Vespers from the Divine Office. This year’s attendance was 28, the same as last year, but we had some new folks from out of town and a couple of families had sick family members and had to send regrets. Our priest even stopped by for a bit and seemed to enjoy himself.
I’ll post the link to the other blog as soon as I have some more substance to it; there’s not much to see there at the moment.
Or maybe that ought to be a buck, or five. Ales Rarus has written an excellent explanation on why we should be a bit more visible in our support of Ron Paul (and a bit more willing to come out of the pocket if we haven’t already). Go read what he has to say here.
I ran across an interesting and informative little quiz this morning. If you take the quiz you’ll answer a series of multiple-choice questions on the hot-button issues in the upcoming Presidential election. As you answer each question a bar graph forms, with the different candidate’s positions appearing in direct comparison to your own responses. I encourage you to go take the quiz; if nothing else you’ll discover where you stand….and it’s also useful to see where you might need to be more informed about something that is a big concern to other voters, but that you might not have given much thought to.