Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Superbowl, Cheating in the NFL, and the Adoration of the Magi c Sport

I know it is unnecessary to rail against evil. My task is to walk humbly, love the good and almighty God, spread love.

But then,  i am a weenie.

The post just under this one was resurrected just in time for the superbowls. The big one and the women in lingerie one and the one with puppies. Everybody want$ into the act...

I am sad and glad as i see my life change. Remember how fun it was! We would drink much and eat wonderful ribs and laugh, we were fine and we even looked ourselves? To those already in the know, we must have appeared blind and foolish, absolutely awash in Mayan deceits, hurtling toward oblivion...

The money and power of football have now been thoroughly appreciated, investigated, co-opted, and aggrandized.

I didn't have to try to give up football, 
like giving up corporate beef or tortured chickens
shampoo that has been tested on animals and damn but Calvin Klien does make the bestest bras!

Football fell away,
one scandal, one rape at a time.

i look at the whole debacle and remember when these players were some sort of brotherhood of athletes as examples for children.

The halftime show is now aluciferian delight, a graven invitation for satan to invade us.

Penn State Men in Power Sexually and Psychologically Abusing Boys: What’s Wrong With That? Sports, Evolution and “Morality” (Joey, did ya ever hang around a gymnasium?)

Superbowl adoration redux)
(Never before—maybe Gladiator Rome—have sports been so Adored.)
Modern Theories of Evolution have taught us that we are at core, soulless globs of molecule conglomerates. Yea, verily we are at the Top of the Glob Heap, complication/evolved/adaptation-wise, but globs of self-perpetuating atoms nonetheless.
Penn State Students
Rioting video
and story links click HERE
There is no “earthly” reason why a globule can not be absolutely selfish. Particularly if a huge mass of globules create a support structure, the evolved sociopath trips across the ocean of drones, spreading its seed, maintained in a solitary journey of manipulation and charm and theft and betrayal and objectification of every being—oops, soulless mass-- they encounter.

Where there are no myths such as a “Universal God” or “Good” “Evil” “Absolute” “Judgment”—the Crown Jewel of Evolution is Passing Along the Genes, Hitler is Evolution’s Genius, and Powerful Men should take whatever they want. Survival, nay, Rule of the fittest.

Sports in the Modern Day was not always Centerpieced on the Altar as it is today. There was a time when sports embodied certain “principles” which are now laughed at, scorned to shame. When KSU Football Coach Bill Snyder responded to a player being investigated for sexual assault during the Fiesta Bowl, he responded with a heart-wrenching letter to the community in which he stated that “…I do not condone any form of sexual abuse or for that matter, sexual activity for young unmarried males and females…”
That sort of expectation, of honor, of “morality” is falling away, almost gone.
Mating for life. Like the higher forms of life...
The Rule of Sports has slowly been wrested away from men like maybe your Dad—honest and filled with integrity (integrity to the point that it pissed you off when you were a teenager) (and my Dad would still be upset if he saw me use the word “pissed” –I remember playing in a softball game in junior high where a parent yelled the phrase “pissed off” and my father went over to let him know that kind of language should not--would not-- be used in front of us girls.) "Why yawanna talk like that?" he'd ask quizzically...

I remember in the blockbuster movie Airport, with Burt Lancaster and Maureen Stapleton and Jean Seberg and George Kennedy and the suave Dean Martin was having an affair with a cute stewardess, it was one of the first grown up movies I saw and my emotions were stretched by the amazing power of Van Heflin –sacrificing his life for his wife’s future… and after the movie my father processed the movie with us kids to make sure we understood that no matter how much the plot made it seem like Dean Martin should drop his loving old wife for the hot young stewardess—now pregnant—it was in fact adultery which was “Wrong” …to be avoided...don't ever do it...
the hilarious spoof of that movie, Airplane,
has as some of its most famous lines: a Grown Man in power
an 8-10 year-old boy in the cockpit of the airplane,
“Joey, You ever been in a cockpit before?”
--No sir, I’ve never been in a plane before.--
“You ever seen a grown man naked?”
“Joey, did ya ever hang around a gymnasium?”
“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”
“Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”

Sports is the Secret Drain. Money, Power, Influence. Desire. Access. College, Junior College, High School, Junior High School, Grade School, Kindergarten—the influence of sports curriculum is there.
The money in sports must be unimaginable—but it is the
Power that is the Prize.
Testosterone likes to have its way.
Its purpose perhaps is to take, to dominate.
The Yang without the Yin is Brute.
The Yin without the Yang is soft to the point of dissolving.

The Yang without the Yin is like the structure of the universe without its soul.
Evolution without the Spirit is doomed to selfishness –self-propagating sociopathic self-pleasing in the end. Flesh and Blood is slavishly given to indulgence; those in power actually live a “brutish life in a rather more exquisite manner…” (A. Goodier, The Meaning of Life p. 16)
If you believe in modern soulless random mathematical evolution, there is nothing “wrong” with Sandusky’s behavior. You may not like it, but it is not “wrong
-Don’t Be So Judgey!!
 Who are you to judge Sandusky, or anyone else!
If there is no such thing as absolutes, right and wrong, good and evil, sin and redemption, there is no “moral reason” that whoever is the Fittest should not take what s/he wants. As cowards they might lie to avoid “dis-grace” but will defend what they do.

The other globules may try to limit your behaviors—whatever. They may try to limit the effect of your actions on the group—ok. [Although, the sociopath provides for many many jobs in our society—so many of the helping professions—criminal response, addictions, depression, child abuse, health, traffic, family services—the list is endless. The sociopath also provides us with the life lessons of pain and suffering, the Downs that some say make our Ups so much better… yada yada.]

Why is mean, ugly, violence so en vogue? At the KSU men’s basketball game last night, during the chant where the Crowd yells, “We…Are…Wildcats!” a large section of students near me were adding a four-syllable obscenity in between, yelling at the top of their voices, “We Are The M…..F….Wildcats!” Sadness for the four children standing in front of me (always sit behind tiny peeps at a BB game…)

Why have sports become Dirtied Up, Nasty, like Territorial Pissings from angry wounded animals? Bad parenting? Video Games that teach our children to rape, murder and torture? The desire to be Gangsta, to be Badass, to be Chuck Norris but with video game heartlessness added and without the integrity of Superman.

Why can’t they just be Wildcats? Why do the have to be M..F.. Wildcats? When did we move from Beauty to Porn -From kindness and compassion to entitlement and demands? From John Kennedy, “Ask not… Well you know the answer. Don’t you?

I wish, when the other team was introduced, the Kansas State University Student Body would find clever ways to react. What if the entire crowd fell dead silent but clapped politely?
What if when KU comes to play basketball here, when each player is introduced, we all yell, “Good luck Brian!” or “Hello Jimmy!” That would do more to freak them out than yelling snotty stuff anyway.

Answer me this.

Why did/do/will powerful successful men like Jerry Sandusky who have everything rape little boys and girls?
Why do those under or over them like Joe Paterno not report it?
Mike McQueary says he stepped in and stopped the felony-- would most people do that? What if it was not their own child?
Do you have the courage to step in? What about report to police?
Why do Kobe Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, and thousands of others get away with rape? Why are there millions of girls and boys and women trafficked over the globe in the past decade for sexual torture, for the pleasure of grown men?
When will those who know what is going on—you and I, actually demand that something be done to stop the insanity?
(Who do we demand it to? Is all lost?)

“Man cannot leave God alone…Man is too terribly convinced of God for God not to Be or to Matter…” (A. Goodier)

So are you a hypocrite or would you call the police on your best friend of father?

The corruption, or the sadness: Why is the prosecutor who would have taken on the case missing and now declared dead?
Were children handed to large donors? child-molester-madden-claims-jerry-sandusky pimped boys
Penn state post 1 here and post 2 with the grand jury testimony HERE

Wendy Murphy's Column  about institutional cover-up  HERE
"...Paterno bears some of the blame because he knew there were multiple incidents and he never did anything to protect the victims. After McQueary told him of the 2002 attack, Paterno told Penn State’s athletic director, Tim Curley, what McQueary saw, but he didn't tell police or child welfare authorities. And for reasons that remain inexplicably unclear, Paterno remained close personal friends with Sandusky after 2002 and continued to serve on the advisory board of a foundation, set up by Sandusky in 1977, to provide mentoring for boys from troubled families. The foundation gave Sandusky access to the vulnerable children he groomed for sexual victimization.
Though too late and self-serving, Paterno is the only one from Penn State thus far willing to acknowledge that he was wrong. He announced his resignation this week and was formally relieved of all coaching duties for the rest of the 2011 season amid tearful expressions of shame and guilt for not doing more. It was a good step in the right direction but Paterno’s contract was up anyway and his resignation should have no bearing on our collective willingness to hold other responsible adults accountable.

Two individuals who deserve far more blame than Paterno are Tim Curley and the university’s Vice President for business affairs (otherwise known as the risk management guy) Gary Schultz, who were told about the rape in 2002. Neither man reported the crime to outside authorities though they did take away Sandusky's keys and forbid him to bring children to the university.
Schultz and Curley now stand charged with failing to report child abuse as well as perjury for lying to the Grand Jury about what they knew. They claimed, under oath, that Paterno told them the 2002 incident involved only harmless horseplay. Paterno, by contrast, testified that he told both men the incident involved sexual abuse. The Grand Jury concluded that Curley and Schultz lied, no doubt because they found it hard to believe Paterno would have felt compelled to report to Schultz and Curley an incident involving only harmless roughhousing. It also makes no sense that if it were truly only nonsexual horseplay, school officials would have felt compelled to take Sandusky’s keys away and forbid him to bring children to campus...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

a seasonal blessing

A Christmas Blessing from Joyce Rupp

May there be harmony in all your relationships. May sharp words, envious thoughts, and hostile feelings be dissolved.
May you give and receive love generously. May this love echo in your heart like the joy of church bells on a clear December day.
May each person who comes into your life be greeted as another Christ. May the honour given the Babe of Bethlehem be that which you extend to every guest who enters your presence.
May the hope of this sacred season settle in your soul. May it be a foundation of courage for you when times of distress occupy your inner land.

May the wonder
 and awe that fills the eyes of children be awakened within you. May it lead you to renewed awareness and appreciation of whatever you too easily take for granted.
May the bonds of love for one another be strengthened as you gather with your family and friends around the table of festivity and nourishment.
May you daily open the gift of your life and be grateful for the hidden treasures it contains.
 the coming year be one of good health for you. May you have energy and vitality. May you care well for your body, mind, and spirit.
May you keep your eye on the Star within you and trust this Luminescent Presence to guide and direct you each day.

May you go often to the Bethlehem of your heart and visit the One who offers you peace.
 May you bring this peace into our world.    
                                 Joyce Rupp

A prayer from me to you with pictures

Merry Christmas, 
Happy Holidays, Peace, Love.
Happy Here,    Music HERE

Walk Humbly

Act Justly,
Love  Tenderly,
and Walk Humbly with your God... 

The strongest
 are those
who renounce
their own times
a living part 
of those yet to come,
the strongest, 
and the rarest...
Milovan Djilas

be nice to each other

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Metal sunrise by mtodd

something pretty

8 Hugs A Day (The Bulldog Hug is a Bonus)

Why you need 8 hugs a day:

2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.

3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one's serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.

4. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body's production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.

7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system - parasympathetic.

8. Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing. Hugs educate us how love flows both ways.

9. Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir

be nice to each other

Fu'cryin'out loud

Cheating in the NFL: Forfeit the game (It's the media who has deflated balls)

Momentum, Demotivation. Lights out at Halftime. I am appalled to hear people say, "The Patriots would have won anyway."

The mediaheads giggle and wink at the event and the word "balls"... they do not say, There is no place for cheating in sports!

Instant forfeiture.
Remember all the hullabaloo, ballyhoo, and outcry that followed the lights out debacle at halftime during Superbowl XLVII

Many talking heads mentioned the part of big mo in winning games.

I have no idea if there was someone deflating balls.

I am deflated due to the response of our Faux Media.
But then, anything that encourages the lessening of honor and excellence --
coming from our media--that is no surprise.

Doun worry about it! Just a lil tiny wee cheating. Nuthin to worry about.


no one knows who would win a fair game 
in a game where cheating was involved.
There is no way to measure the impact of two touchdown in a row, or two passes in a row.
Anyone who says otherwise is lying, naive, or trying to trick you.

Bleacher report says investigation shows 11 of 12 balls were deflated


The NFL has reportedly reached a conclusion on whether the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts, finding that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Respect for Animal Life Quotes redux

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922 Mahatma Gandhi: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"? Lisa: "Do we have any food that wasn't brutally slaughtered?" Homer: "Well, I think the veal died of loneliness." ~Matt Groening, The Simpsons Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel From beasts we scorn as soulless, In forest, field and den, The cry goes up to witness The soullessness of men. ~M. Frida Hartley

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~Author Unknown Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility. ~S. Parkes Cadman - Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. ~Paul Harvey Support your right to arm bears. ~Cleveland Amory Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. ~U.S. News World Report, 6 December Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I've finished "shooting," my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy. I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans. ~Jimmy Stewart If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. ~C.S. Lewis People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~Author Unknown Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. Plutarch I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma Gandhi The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. ~Henry David Thoreau

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ~Ellen DeGeneres The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun. ~P.G. WodehouseIf you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner? ~As seen on a t-shirt. As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature [who] was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. ~Marv Levy The woods were made for the hunters of dreams, The brooks for the fishers of song;To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game The streams and the woods belong. ~Sam Walter Foss

Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored. ~Alice Walker Lisa: In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. ~Pete Whether hunting is right or wrong, a spiritual experience, or an outlet for the killer instinct, one thing it is not is a sport. Sport is when individuals or teams compete against each other under equal circumstances to determine who is better at a given game or endeavor. Hunting will be a sport when deer, elk, bears, and ducks are... given 12-gauge shotguns. ~R. Lerner,

 Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made [man] is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. ~Mark Twain   Evolutionary biology is now uttering and seeking those forces that link us with all those that have being. If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion. ~Adrian Forsyth, A Natural History of Sex, 1986 Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. ~George Bernard Shaw

I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't.... The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. ~Mark Twain   The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. ~Christine Stevens If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals? Attributed to George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. ~George Bernard Shaw The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. ~Henry Beston, The Outermost House I had bought two male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures. ~Christian Barnard, surgeon

I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers. ~Author Unknown Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar A Robin Redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. ~William Blake, Auguries of Innocence The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret.... It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. ~Albert Schweitzer, Novel Peace Prize address, "The Problem of Peace in the World Today" People must have renounced, it seems to me, all natural intelligence to dare to advance that animals are but animated machines.... It appears to me, besides, that [such people] can never have observed with attention the character of animals, not to have distinguished among them the different voices of need, of suffering, of joy, of pain, of love, of anger, and of all their affections. It would be very strange that they should express so well what they could not feel. ~Voltaire, Traité sur la tolerance Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~Thomas A. Edison

To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime. ~Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize 1915 When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. ~Ingrid Newkirk

Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. ~Albert Schweitzer Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ~Jean Paul Richter

bulldog love
little lion
dog helpin cat
deer and squirrell eating


and HERE

and bullfighting HERE

I just found this blog; read a few posts
which were horrifyingly shocking.
 pain alert.
Animal Slaughter of the worst kind.
more expose like it HERE