Frenetic Friday


And what a long strange two weeks it has been.  If you recall dear readers I asked for prayer regarding my sister’s cancer.  Well on the very next week my niece, my sister’s only daughter died suddenly.  We still don’t know why she collapsed and died two days later.  The autopsy report told us nothing.  Tomorrow is the memorial service which unfortunately I can’t attend.  

So if it is a while before the blog starts posting again it’s because we are trying to put our lives back together.  Pray for us.

Movie Review: Masked Saint


Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Producer: Cliff McDowell
Screenplay by Scott Crowell
Cast: Brett Granstaff,Lara Jean Chorostecki, Diahann Carroll,Patrick McKenna, Roddy Piper

Plot a former wrestler becomes a pastor and then turns to wrestling once again to pay the bills. He then inadvertently becomes a masked vigilante to deal with the crime in the neighborhood around the church.

This is based upon the book “the Masked Saint” by Chris Whaley. I haven’t read that nor have I met the man but he should disassociate himself from this movie. This is has everything I dislike about “Christian Films”. It has wooden acting, a bad plot that has too many clichés, and poor production values. There are far more interesting and worthy Christian Films out there to watch and I suggest you find one an skip this,

I give this no stars.

Updates and requests


So because I have gotten a little behind on my movie reviews this week both here and at Credo Covenant I will be doing movie reviews all week long.  And maybe a Frenetic Friday here.   

On  personal note my sister has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time.  She has fought against it twice before and has come close to being cancer free for a number of years but, another tumor has been found and in a place where surgery seems to be not an option.  So please pray for her.  

Catechism


​Q. 131 What is the tenth Commandment?

A. Thou shalt not covet thy Neighbours House, nor his Wife, nor his Servant, nor his Maid, nor his Ox, nor his Ass, nor any thing that is his.

Exo. 20.17.

Q. 132  What is God’s will for you in the tenth commandment?

A.  That not even the slightest thought or desire contrary to any one of God’s commandments should ever arise in my heart.  Rather, with all my heart I should always hate sin and take pleasure in whatever is right.

Ps. 19:7-14; 139:23-24; Rom. 7:7-8

Frenetic Friday


From the eighty-sixth floor of the Empire State building the man of bronze’s golden eyes widened, turning to his five companions he said: “It’s Frenetic Friday!”

Sometimes I think that it is all a great conspiracy.  Take for instance this:

This is a picture from Babylon Bee where they satirically write that Elevation Church is putting in water slides to speed up baptisms.
Then Snopes that bastion of truth and internet debunking chimes in with a post about Babylon Bee and how it is a satire website and no Elevation Church isn’t really putting in a water slide.

Then there is this:.

Yep there it is they are getting baptized by going down a water slide.  Folks I can’t make this stuff up,

From there let’s go to Portland Oregon.  In specific let’s go to Pips Original Doughnuts and Chai where they have advertised for help with one proviso if you are vegan or vegetarian you need not apply.  Here is the ad they placed in the paper:

BASIC requirements: ( PLEASE DO NOT APPLY unless you meet or exceed 1-6)
1. You love serving people and have a friendly, outgoing personality but understand
 when to be chatty and when to move the line along. -We don’t need another moody 
hipster providing lame service in Portland.
2. One year experience working quickly and accurately in a fast-paced food service job.
3. Basic barista skills: Steaming milk & pouring a basic heart. IF you show promise and
 meet or exceed all other requirements and we think you are a good fit, we will help
 refine your skills.
4. Stamina, strength & endurance. It can be very busy and you must be able to lift at 
least 50 lbs on a regular basis.
5. Enjoy working in a fast-paced, multifaceted, & dynamic environment with a tight team.
6. No non-medical, non-religious dietary restrictions that would stop you from
 tasting, accurately representing our food and maintaining quality control to 
maintain the highest standards of food safety and excellence. We serve products 
with meat ( including bacon) nuts, diary and our doughnuts contain wheat gluten.

 

Yep it is number six that has raised the ire of the vegans and vegetarians in Portland.  And boy howdy they are out for um wheat grass?  But the owners are standing firm or as they put it how can you tell if the quality of the product is good if you can’t eat the product?  I just wonder how long it is going to be before the tolerance police close them down.  But wait I forgot they’re not a Christian baker.  <source>

Now to our neighbors up in the north from the Daily Wire is a report that the University of Toronto is suspending temporarily the transgender bathroom policy they enacted because of  two separate instances where males (Oh no he is using binary based nouns!) were caught holding there cell phones over the female students shower stalls and taking pictures.  Something I could have told them was going to happen but they didn’t consult me at the time.  In the mean time the University has designated some bathrooms only for males, some only for females and some gender neutral.

Here are two of the student’s responses to the change:

One freshman told the paper that the issue “is not strictly about someone taking pictures; it is about a violation of the trust that our residence experience is based on.”

Another student told the paper that she was “disappointed” that the incident happened. “I have more faith in people than that,” she said. <source>

You know speaking of perverted things this popped up in my news alerts and I was so gob smacked by it that I had to share with you:

A US court has ruled it is legal to film up a woman’s skirt without consent due to a “gap” in the law surrounding invasion of privacy.

Brandon Lee Gary was prosecuted in 2013 on a single count of “unlawful eavesdropping and surveillance” after he was witnessed several times on CCTV footage taking video recordings with a mobile phone beneath the skirt of a customer while she was shopping.

Gary, who was employed by the supermarket when the filming occurred, admitted to the charge at a trial in Houston County Superior court where he was found guilty.

A spilt ruling at Georgia’s Court of Appeal on 15 July reversed the invasion of privacy conviction against a Gary, after he appealed on the basis that he did not violate state law as it is written,

In Court of Appeal documents published by US news site Patch, Judge Elizabeth Branch writes: “The question before this court, however is not whether the defendant’s conduct was offensive; it is not whether a person walking in a public place has a reasonable expectation of privacy as to certain areas of her body; and it is not whether the victim’s privacy was violated.

“Rather, the only issue presented by this appeal is whether the defendant’ s conduct constitutes a criminal invasion of privacy…”

“[I]t is regrettable that no law currently exists which criminalizes Gary’s reprehensible conduct,” she writes.

“Unfortunately, there is a gap in Georgia’s criminal statutory scheme, in that our law does not reach all of the disturbing conduct that has been made possible by ever-advancing technology.” <source>

Frankly I think the Georgia legislators had best be getting their work done and close that gap.

And last but not least a little something from Prager U:

Good Night!

Os Woes


Unfortunately I decided to upgrade my 32 bit machine instead of just doing a clean install of the new LTS release.  And it has been 16 hours.  I have actually started this yesterday and went to bed got up and went to work and came back and it still isn’t done.  
And that is why it is better to do a clean install than upgrade.  I have learned my lesson.  Although my friend and companion Robin will probably tsk tsk when he reads this.