Friday, July 16, 2010

Lucia Friday night free for all

It's the end of the school holidays, so my increased activity on the blogs will go back to a sleepy sort of look-in.

Next term, I'll doing alot of work with my 13 year old on a Classical Writing Curriculum, and who knows, it may help me with the writer's block I typically experience, and therefore result in more posts during the school term. I blame my normal writer's block on 17 years of computer programming, where the goal was to do just enough to make the code work. Anything too fancy could be too hard to read or debug later!

Over the last two whole weeks, I've kept up my goal of praying a decade of the Rosary for everyone that visits this blog. My only blip was on Wednesday night, so Thursday coverage wasn't there for everyone. Sorry about that.

55 comment(s):

big bruv said...

Can anybody join in or is it restricted to the "I love Redbaiter" club?

Lucia Maria said...

BB,

It's always been an open forum. You're quite welcome to join in.

ZenTiger said...

Evening Big Bruv.

Tough week for the Police, and especially Police dog handlers. I'm glad the two shot officers are going to pull through, but very tough on Gage's handler.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Good evening BB and Lucia Maria and anyone else out there.
I don't want to join the slanging match about Redbaiter, but he is certainly sparking some debate.
I must say, his posts at Crusader Rabbit are very thoughtful and worth reading.

big bruv said...

Indeed Zen, I read somewhere that the govt was thinking about making an assault on a Police dog as serious a crime as an assault on a Police officer.

The one little bit of good news about that horrible day is that when they finally arrested the gunman he was taken down by another police dog, it seems that the handler let his dog have a good chew.

I note that the press reports the following day said that the accused walked into court with a pronounced limp.

big bruv said...

Indeed Zen, I read somewhere that the govt was thinking about making an assault on a Police dog as serious a crime as an assault on a Police officer.

The one little bit of good news about that horrible day is that when they finally arrested the gunman he was taken down by another police dog, it seems that the handler let his dog have a good chew.

I note that the press reports the following day said that the accused walked into court with a pronounced limp.

I.M Fletcher said...

Hey to all.

Is everyone else using that draft blogger thing? I must be slow to cotton on to it. Just found it a couple of days ago. If you haven't it's worth having a go, as it has a toolbar button for add the 'break' (no more fooling around with html) and while inserting pictures it allows you to add a caption.

If you haven't tried it, log out, and then log back in at draft.blogger.com. One caveat - on our blog if you click the little pencil icon at the end of a post to edit, it goes back to the old system and the text turns giant, so you have to click the asterisk at the top and edit posts that way.

Again, you probably already know this (as i am slow to discover it), but for those who haven't, it's worth a try.

ZenTiger said...

Hi Fletch, came across it at the beginning of the year, and have been using it since. I meant to do a post about it, to alert others, so oops, sorry :-)

Lucia Maria said...

Hi FFM,

Good idea. No slanging matches here. We'll leave it at mild animosity that doesn't degenerate into fisticuffs.

Fletch,

My blogger edit window switched over to the new one a couple of weeks or so ago. I didn't know I could switch back. It's pretty cool, too. I do like the increased functionality with images.

ZenTiger said...

BB: Sounds like he got off lightly.

I curious as to why these guys decided to go jungle on the police. Did they really think they wouldn't get caught? Was it the effects of drugs? Were they career criminals?

FFM, howdy. Sorry, haven't sorted all your blog issues yet. My experiments were making progress then work got in the way - I'll get there eventually!

Andrei said...

Hi all;
Killing a police dog should be a serious offense but a dog is a dog and more expendable than a policeman.

Mind you 100s turned out for that heathen funeral ceremony for a dolphin today.

My God 17500 babies last year didn't get the courtesy this Dolphin got they just got thrown out as medical waste.

Still a nice blue coffin and wailing Maoris make good TV I suppose - 90 seconds of hollow drama to fill the space between ads

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Andrei,

You're not kidding when you say there was a funeral for the dolphin, are you!

My dead cats all got buried in cardboard boxes, as the idea of just tossing earth on them was too much for me. But a coffin! Hope that was donated by someone.

ZenTiger said...

Andrei, agree that killing a police dog should be a serious offence, and agree that their job is also to help keep people alive.

I think we have to give people their Dolphin funeral (although it should not be called a funeral). The memorial isn't actually for the Dolphin, it's for the people to feel better about themselves.

A funeral for aborted babies is not going to make people feel better about themselves, so there's little chance of that. If the purpose of the funeral was to mourn the loss of a loved one, then again with the abortions - little chance of that.

ZenTiger said...

Then of course, there is the purpose behind the Catholic Funeral...

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Evening everyone again!
I must watch the news to see the dolphin funeral.
We do seem to be getting too sentimental in New Zealand.

Zen, thanks for letting me know.
I am about to feed the beast right now.

ZenTiger said...

Well, the Dolphin was very friendly, and brought many, many tourists flocking to the beaches to visit, thus endearing Moko to the people and businesses of Whakatane. Or was that Gisborne?

After the funeral, the arguments begin on who is entitled to host Moko's grave stone.

scrubone said...

Present.

ZenTiger said...

Oh, that must mean we are doing puns tonight.

************
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: 'Does this taste funny to you ?'

************
Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'

That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.'

'Is it common ?'

'Well, It's Not Unusual.'

************

An invisible man marries an invisible woman.The kids were nothing to look at either.

**************

I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but I couldn't find any.

*************

A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs !' The doctor replied, 'I know you can't - I've cut off your arms !'

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Scrubone!

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Zen, have you started a new job at a Christmas cracker factory :)

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Zen, have you started a new job at a Christmas cracker factory :)

scrubone said...

Saw this today - has to be one of the silliest things I've read.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10659094
0000000000000000000000000000000
What I find here amazes me. So much so that I don't know how most ordinary folk manage to balance their budgets. True, petrol is much cheaper than in Britain. But in just about every other field, hotels, car hire, restaurant food, wine, clothes or whatever, you're the victims of massive overcharging.

Andrei said...

I think we have to give people their Dolphin funeral (although it should not be called a funeral).

Its not up to us to give the people their fish funeral or to deny them it. Its a free country after all.

It is also pagan new age ritual and should be called as such - don't be fooled by glossy TV reports.

Superficially it is just hokum deeper down it is something far more sinister.

scrubone said...

Out of that entire list, only clothes would appear on any given household budget.

And I'm guessing he's not referring to the cost of the stuff you purchase at the warehouse.

scrubone said...

Don't Catholics eat fish on Fridays :)

ZenTiger said...

FFM, happy good fortune runs towards you for your gladness comment.

scrubone said...

Superficially it is just hokum...

Or should that be hoki?

ZenTiger said...

:)

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I think Scrubone is codding with a comment like that.
Maybe he should snapper out of it.

scrubone said...

Na, I'm just whaley shark.

ZenTiger said...

This thread has no porpoise.

Lucia Maria said...

Scrubone,

I'd eat fish on Fridays if someone could cook them just the way I like them. Unfortunately, without going out to a fish restaurant, and leaving all my Friday Night Free For Allers high and dry, I can't get anyone else to give me a good fish dinner. So, I just have a vegetarian iskander instead.

Most Fridays, it's easy enough to give up meat, but on some Fridays, it's a real sacrifice. And that's the whole point of it.

scrubone said...

I heard that some people even composed some music with the dolphin - they sold it on ituna.

ZenTiger said...

Yeah, I met the bass player.

PS: Can't find the story you link to, just takes me to a news page with many articles.

scrubone said...

Their last one went goldfish.

scrubone said...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10659094

Lucia Maria said...

Interesting article. But, the guy's comparing NZ to Europe .. and, um Europe is not exactly doing well financially right now. But then, neither is NZ.

I.M Fletcher said...

Make sure you ph number is not up on facebook. Lots of my contacts' numbers are there...

"YOUR PHONE NUMBER IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!! NO JOKE... Go to the top right of your screen click Account then Edit Friends. Go to the left side of your screen and click Phonebook. Everyone's phone#'s are now being published.Please repost to let your friends know this is happening so they can...remove their # by changing their......... privacy settings.... Privacy Settings-Phone-Customize-Only Me..."

Lucia Maria said...

Well, that's alright then. I don't use Facebook.

Ciaron said...

Anyone still about?

Lucia Maria said...

Yes. Sitting here listening to talkback.

Can you imagine, some idiot said there was nothing in the Bible that said marriage was between one man and one woman?

Here I Stand said...

Evening... ooops night all, hope it was good for you wherever you may be, some well needed rain has fallen and the temp outside is still in double digits... just.

Lucia Maria said...

Hi HIS!

It was a good day today. It was overcast, and apparently we are going to get rain tonight and tomorrow. Not sure what the temp is.

Ciaron said...

I'll bet there's also nothing about it being for same sex either!

I heard from my employer yesterday, they're bringing my start date forward by 3 weeks so I will start in 2.

Looking forward to earning again, and upgrading my car, had to spend over $300 to get it through a WOF and I still have to register the bloody thing.

We had a family drive down to Geraldine today. not much there except for sheepskin shops. Took the scenic way home past the bottom of mount Hutt, could see the lifts, but no people :)

Lucia Maria said...

Ciaron,

Earning money again! That's great! So have you finished your degree?

Definitely nothing about it being for same sex .. but he was arguing that polygamy was in there. It is in there, but it generally led to unhappiness, so it really wasn't endorsement.

Lucia Maria said...

Just in case anyone is confused, here's something from Theology of the Body by John Paul II on marriage between one man and one woman:

"And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, 'Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?' He answered, 'Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.' They said to him, 'Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?' He said to them, 'For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so'" (Mt 19:3ff., cf. also Mk 10:2ff.).

...
"The beginning" means, therefore, that which Genesis speaks about. Christ quoted Genesis 1:27 in summary form: "In the beginning the Creator made them male and female." The original passage reads textually as follows: "God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Subsequently, the Master referred to Genesis 2:24: "Therefore, a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." Quoting these words almost in full, Christ gave them an even more explicit normative meaning (since it could be supported that in Genesis they express de facto statements: "leaves. cleaves. they become one flesh"). The normative meaning is plausible since Christ did not confine himself only to the quotation itself, but added: "So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder." That "let not man put asunder" is decisive. In the light of these words of Christ, Genesis 2:24 sets forth the principle of the unity and indissolubility of marriage as the very content of the Word of God, expressed in the most ancient revelation.

Ciaron said...

I have three papers to complete for my diploma, so God willing, I should be finished in November.

Lucia Maria said...

That's great, Ciaron. Almost there, then!

Lucia Maria said...

I've given up on talk back. It got too annoying.

Ciaron said...

Surely not! The Collective will all be in bed by now, as commanded by their betters?

Lucia Maria said...

Oh no, they go on all night! I occasionally turn the radio on when I go to bed, generally when checking what the volume has been set to so the radio is loud enough to wake me up in the morning, but not so loud it blasts my eardrums before I know what's happening. Anyway... I hear them. It's a whole subculture.

Lucia Maria said...

Though my radio by my bed is currently set to National Radio because I haven't been able to find the signal for NewsTalkZB on it. That's ever since my 9yo fiddled with the dial. NewsTalkZB has just vanished!

Ciaron said...

What do you know of the Laws v. Karam live on air debate that's supposed to happen soon?

Lucia Maria said...

Nothing. I think Laws works on Radio Live?

Ciaron said...

I'm off to be now but here is the curtain raiser.

http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Joe-Karam-calls-Michael-Laws/tabid/506/articleID/14568/Default.aspx

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