Thursday, April 27, 2006

German Sturgeon

Another photo from my genealogy search for my heritage scrapbook. This is a photo of my Danuschwabian ancestors with a 72-pound Sturgeon from Lake Pokegema at Pine City, Minnesota. This must have been 1918 or 1919, judging from my grandfather's age. I don't imagine many more big sturgeon came out of that lake. That one was a dinosaur. Poor fella. Just like a girl to feel sorry for the fish, eh?

The fellow on the far left, Al (my grandfather) caught the fish and his uncle Mike, next to him, jumped out of the boat and rode the fish in! They are mighty proud of themselves.

Cleaning up the Muslim mess even then

At the far right is Nick one of the original Danuschwabians, born in Germany Hungary, his family followed the call of the Hapsburg Emperor to settle the Danube regions raped by the Muslim Turks for 150 years. The Muslims left nothing but chaos when they were finally driven back. There was no farm land, no government, no civilization.

But the Germans fixed it. The Hapsburgs gave them just what they needed: Autonomy, low taxes, and free land. Nick's family lived there 200 years from 1700 to 1907.

The Donauschwabians tamed the land, drained the swamps, put in grape vines, started the silk industry, created farm land, and bred prize farm animals. Until the Communists came after World War II and destroyed everything, pushed them out of their lands, put them in prison camps. Because that is what Communists do. Has there ever, ever, ever, been a communist or a socialist that didn't destroy everything?

Crabapple and buzzards

So pretty!

The woods are just getting leafed out. We're seeing relatively large groups of buzzards surveying the area for carrion. Last weekend, we saw seven buzzards circling at the same time but they apparently found nothing and moved on. We've also seen the local finches have arrived for the summer, along with the House Wrens, who have taken over the nesting boxes.

Fungus Amongus

Mark told me what this is but I forget. It's a fungus.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

6% sub saharan African?

My husband, Mark Wayne, has about 50 cousins and one of them just did a DNA test. Shows he has 6% Native American and 6% Sub Saharan African. (The rest was plain old, working-for-a-living European.)

So I am urging my husband to get out there and start gathering up the perks! FEMA coupon! Food Stamps! The Welfare!

And... last but not least, we've got to reclaim our ancestral lands and get a casino.

Weird pod tree. What is this?

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? All its leaves start in a pod at the end of each branch. Then the pod opens and the individual leaves start to fan out and expand.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The high crime solutuion:
One down

Heh heh. This is how we fight crime in Indiana:
The victim was, er, armed.

Be sure to read to the end. Pretty funny. I mean, I love the part where the perps claim they have seen people leave for work before. That's a good one.

Why hasn't capitalism worked in Hollywood?

In recent years, Hollywood has ignored the Bible hip and thigh. It took an independent, to make a Bible story, Passion, and it made more money than all the rest.

Hollywood has ignored September 11. The most infamous moment in the lives of at least three generations.

Now Universal attempts to break the Hollywood silent treatment of 911 by making United 93. We will go see it, eventhough I know that leftist political opinions will be everywhere.

But why no movie about the incredible adventure of the special forces soliders in Afghanistan? How they joined up with the warlords in the mountains... how they learned to ride horses... fought battles with wild men and wilder horses. How they WON... how they succeeded.

Because, I think, they won in Afghanistan.

In United 93, Hollywood is making a movie about a successful effort, but not a successful military one. That they can't bring themselves to make.

And I am simply wondering how, how does Hollywood continue to ignore the interests of at least half its audience? Hollywood has left a gaping hole in the market. Why hasn't an independent arisen to unseat the movie moguls who hate their audience?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Duke Players: Accused of being white and rich

I wonder if ever before an entire people has surrendered its history, power, and even common sense to the rabble in quite the same way that white people in the United States have. In the name of equality, white people have made themselves unequal. In the name of justice, white people have surrendered it for themselves.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I like my day job. And it's a good thing.

The Internet has created an entire new category of publishers -- the ME Publishers, bloggers and myspacers who, each day, tell you everything you ever wanted to know -- and way more -- about their lives and interests.

Today there are so many people, in so many places blogging, no one knows just how many there are. The Blog Herald estimates there are 100 million, give or take 40 million. Technorati, a blog news service, says it tracks content on 34 million blogs.

Advertising, as ever, has not been far behind the blog revolution. Thanks to Google Adsense, and others, ME Publishers can have ads on their blogs. Each click on an ad, gives them a tiny profit.

But they are not getting rich. Not yet, anyway.

According to PQ Media, the combined advertising spending on blogs, podcasts, and RSS feeds totaled $20.4 million in 2005 and will grow to $49.8 million in 2006.Advertising sold by blogs and podcasts streaked upward in 2005 by an incredible 198.4 person and will rise ANOTHER 144.9 percent in 2006.

PQ Media advertises itself as the worlds only provider of alternative advertisng and marketing research.

That means, depending on how many blogs there are, the average blogger makes from 60 cents per year to $1.60 per year in advertising revenues.

Thanks for the info, Newsosaur!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Downy woodpecker

Just had time for one snap and it wasn't very focused.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Laudamus Te!

Benedicimus Te!

Adoramus Te!

Glorificamus Te!

Currently listening to Vivaldi: Gloria RV589.

The Prince of Peace lives and how magnificent is Jesus Christ.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Removal of humans

Just a thought: Does anyone recall when you could go to the phone company and talk to a human about your bill? It did happen at one time.

Interestingly, in the late 1970s, telephone companies utterly removed customers from their business. Today, you can't pay your bill to the telephone company anywhere in the United States. And this was accomplished with not one peep of protest from anyone. They didn't even mention it to anyone. They just stopped having a storefront.

Roots experience

Above from right, my stern great-grandfather Nick, with my grandfather Al as a young man, then his brother Mike, then a visiting roguish cousin. In this photo, taken outside their home, Nick is clearly annoyed to be interrupted for a photo. But... this is one of just a handful of photos to make it through 100 years in the U.S. We never do know what will be remembered.

I had a little Roots experience recently.

My grandfather said that where he was born Germans were given free land so they would come there and settle. This month I was doing some genealogy and -- sure enough -- I found his people. He was Donaschwaben. Danube German, who in the 1700s and 1800s were given free land by the Austro-Hungarian emperors and settled what is now Hungary, drained the swamps, and made the place into the breadbasket of Europe. (Until the Communists took over after WWII. They damn near destroyed the place. Natch.)

Thanks to the celebrated German propensity to keep records (and the wonderful Intenet) in like 20 seconds some genealogists traced the line back to 1750. I'm thinking we could go farther -- at least back to 1700 and maybe we will.

During the two centuries between 1700 or so and 1907, when they checked in at Ellis Island, the family settled three new towns in the Banat (the Donaschwaben lands).

Interestingly, after the empire dissolved, the area became Hungary or Serbia and the Germans were no longer in a German land. However, I note they did not demand that the rest of the people change to suit them, they just moved to a new country.

Legally, of course.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bud feeling lots better

So much better after a trip to the vet. It wasn't easy lugging all 100-pounds of his big, dumb self.

First blooms on new peach tree

Planted last year near the house. It's a hybrid that is supposed to grow in Indiana. We'll see. You can't get a peach worth a crap in Indiana. So if this works, we'll rejoice. We also get a view of Snick's tail!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

What Theodore Roosevelt said about immigration

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...

"There can be no divided allegiance here.

"Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people"...

"Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country...,"

Roasting wienies

Just clearing some brush and wild rose and stopped to roast a wiener.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Egads! A cat in the tree!


However he couldn't reach the cat. :-(

OJ SIMPSON defense surfaces at Duke U!

It amazes me what blacks -- 'scuuuuuze me -- African Americans can get away with in this country.

Now at a Duke U press conference, some black racist chick is saying that WHOEVER took the rape kit switched the contents!



The prostitute told a little lie, eh?

Re: Duke pretend scandal and probable extortion attempt.

Not to gloat.

But why in the world would anyone take the word of A PROSTITUTE?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Uh huh

Should dogs with genetic defects be put down?

Meet Bud. Three years ago, Bud showed up here. At the time I had four dogs and I didn't want another but it rapidly became clear to me that this 100-pound, goofy dog couldn't go anywhere else. He promptly began to have grand mal, epileptic seizures for 24-hours at a time.

I began to treat him with $40 per month meds but even so, he never really stopped having seizures.

Today I have three dogs, counting Bud, and the other day Bud, my retarded giant dog, had a seizure while I was gone. My young male dog bit him up pretty good during the seizure. You see him here trying to recover from his nasty wound.

Should Bud be put down?

For three years, he's had food, companionship and a woods to run in. But is he just toooo much of a genetic error to live?

Friday, April 07, 2006

TO CLARIFY: The prostitute is lying

Here we have a woman who makes her living as a criminal. Why should we believe anything she says?

What credibility does the prostitute have?

It's more than likely she was trying to extort money from the families of the boys.


We've gone from accusing every raped woman of being low character to accusing NONE of them.

Both situations are ridiculous.

Finally in the Duke rape scandal SOMEONE is questioning the character of the alleged victim who worked as a PROSTITUTE.

Do you always take a prostitute's word for it?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Official Anti-Jesus Talking Head: Watch for him on a television program near you!

John Dominic Crossan grew up in Ireland desperately desiring a home.

His parents shipped him off to boarding school early on and they didn't miss him.

He never really knew where he would be going for the holidays since his father was frequently transferred and, in any case, his parents and relatives were never really eager to see him.

When he grew out of boarding school, this sad, dour child went looking for a home and he thought he found one in the Servite order. It was much like the only home he had ever known. Just like the boarding school, there his days was ordered.

But he was never loved. Jesus might have loved him, but he wasn't looking for love from God. He needed humans to love him.

So he became a priest. And he taught in a college, increasingly radicalized in the 60s when even the Roman Catholic Church, which had the responsibility to remain solid as a rock, nonetheless pulverized its traditions and surrendered its moral authority to the great smoke of Satan.

Dominic couldn't endure this. He desperately needed to be a loved and fighting Vatican II did not look like the way to be loved.

Dominic Crossan betrays his vows

With Vatican II gutting the Catholic Church, Dominic now felt he was again orphaned. But instead of fighting to redeem the Church, he joined the Enemy.

First, he started dating and sleeping with a woman at DePaul University, where he was teaching. It was at that time that Crossan decided that if the Church would not hold still and remain his home, he would radicalize with it and he would be more radical than anyone in the Church.

Crossan thus started on his long road to his current life as the Anti-Jesus talking head.

He married the woman and eventually buried her, all the while gathering to himself radical credentials. Finally he arrived at his definition of Jesus:

Jesus was a social worker.

Small man; small God
To that end, Crossan married a social worker and has, at last, acheived his ultimate goal: Union with the Social Worker. A small goal from a small man with a small God.

From this platform he now labors to remove from the world any last vestiges of belief in Jesus as God and DePaul University, an allegedly catholic school, aids and abets him in this endeavor.

This is the pathetic man you will see on the anti-Jesus programs this Easter Season.

Just so you know who he is.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


These were taken through my office window, so the color is marginal. But I don't think I've ever had a better view of a bird's butt. Odd, really, since they are usually above us. Seems like that is what we'd see most often!

See ya!

Lunch interrupted.

Himself and the Mrs.

If the blogsphere proves anything...

It proves that people can write something and it doesn't mean shit.

Which brings us to the Gospel of Judas! Another apochryphal text that, for Easter week, would be a good anti-Jesus movie!

From the National Geographic Channel, the ridiculous teaser that says:
Hidden for almost 2000 years an ancient text threatens to change religious history

Not likely. Even doesn't think the Gospel of Judas will change anything, and that's saying something.

Fabulous entries in the upcoming Anti-Jesus week!

On the National Geographic channel.... we have a program that asks the popular anti-Jesus question: Did Jesus have any children!

Be watching for famed anti-Jesus talking head: Dominic Crossan!

This is the link to another dumbass anti-Jesus movie

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The first, and funniest, anti-Jesus Easter article

As you know, the Mainstream Media spends most of this time of year presenting "there is no Jesus" programming.

Drudge has linked to the first anti-Jesus article of the season!

In this article, Jesus doesn't walk on water, because no scientist could do that. He walks on ice.

Haunting hound

Had my camera set wrong and my co-worker's little dog disappeared. Bet you never knew cameras had that power.

Here is the dog prior to disappearance.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sparrow treble clef

Perched in the wild rose vines.