Psalms, Irish bogs, Protestants and Israel

Yesterday, the news reports that medieval copy of the partial Psalms was found in an Irish bog.

Interestingly, :

“The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations’ attempts to wipe out the name of Israel.” – (hat tip Atlasshrugs)

Lets read that and learn something….. Psalm 83.

But wait – that’s not right. Psalm 83 is not what they are talking about….. Hmmm.

Thinking, thinking…..

Oh, this explains it.

Protestants. Now why would they be running around 500 years before Luther, re-numbering this little book of Latin Psalms and adding all that flowery language? I mean the copyist who wrote it was obviously Catholic, as there was no other Christian choice available at the time. But the MSM references a Protestant source. Confuses me. Maybe Seamus the scribe was a good Catholic, but a dyslexic and changed the numbers? Maybe the MSM made it all up?

Just goes to show you – don’t believe everything you find on the web – like Protestant Bible references to an obviously Catholic work.

Here’s what they really found – Psalm 82 (latin included)

The interesting thing to me in all this is a deeper question – Why are the numberings different in the two Bibles. (Bonus Points is you can spell Proto-Canonical).

It’s still pretty inspiring to think of Israel’s history, however, be it Psalm 82 or 83. I’m sure that they’ll do just fine in their current trials.

Yes, Jesus loves me….

Jesus loves me this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.

But the Dems all grind an axe
Shut God up with higher tax.

Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE.
Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE
Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE.
The Bible tells me so.

Mr. Dean can go pound sand.
He and his little angry band.

Makes me sad to see this rant.
I hope soon they all recant.

Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE.
Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE
Yes Jesus Loves MEEEE.
I wish the Dems would Him well know.*

….an article in Christian Science Monitor in which Dean said: “The religious community has to decide whether they want to be tax-exempt or involved in politics.”

More here.

Remember, you gotta love these sinners – please keep the mockery to a minimum.

* my apologies to Mrs. Brown, my Vacation Bible School teacher of so many years ago at Riverside Baptist in New Orleans.

Mea Culpa

Let me get this straight – the West is to blame for this, and this?

Ok. Enough. I have no more patience. Israel should push ’em all back to Jordan and let them deal with it…again.

No wonder the other Arab countries don’t fulfil their promises to pay these scoundrels.

LULAC, NAACP got nothin' on me.

Welcome to St. Patrick’s day in America. The oldest traditional Irish holiday in the new world (1762 by some accounts). We were celebrating our differences in the melting pot of America long before other immigrant groups.

Given for the Scottish son of the Roman Calphurnius and his wife, Conchessa. Padraig, at 15 became a cowherd slave to the Irish barbarians, escaped, spent a good part of his life on the continent of Europe, and Rome; and then with an angelic dream calling him to Ireland, converted a great many of the pagans there to Christianity. He began his call to conversion by … lighting a bonfire near Tara at the high Druid celebrations, on 26 March, Easter Sunday, in 433.

Conchessa’s Boy

American Holiday

No, problem – I'll put it on plastic….

Oh boy.

The Senate voted Thursday to allow the national debt to swell to nearly $9 trillion, preventing a first-ever default on U.S. Treasury notes.

The bill passed by a 52-48 vote. The increase to $9 trillion represents about $30,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States. The bill now goes to President Bush for his signature.

Hey, and you were worried about *your* credit card debt. At what point do we all say “enough”, and re-boot the system?


Makes you want to quit work and get into some social program, or the military.

Somebody’s being paid with my money I send these clowns.

Is it you?

If it is, I want it back. (No credit cards accepted.)

-hattip Brietbart via Drudge

What is a Sesquicentennial, anyway?

For my sins, I have been asked to organize our county’s 150th birthday party.

It is true I enjoy reporting about local history in my weekly newspaper column, a gig that’s been running for over 11 years now. The reason I like to write about local history: usually no one is around to dispute my reporting, and if I write it carefully, giving careful attribution on dubious claims, I can refer criticism to my sources.

It is also true I chaired the local historical commission for what turned out to be a very long year.

But organizing a community-wide event is way outta my league.

I am reminded of a story my grandmother tells about my late grandfather, an avid fisherman. Early in their marriage they lived in Blanket, Texas which is up near Coleman, I think. My grandmother was startled to hear my grandfather telling everyone they met in town one Wednesday they were invited to a big fish fry the following Saturday.

“Granville,” my grandmother asked, “are you planning a fish fry?”


“Who are you inviting?”

“The whole town.”

My grandmother’s eyes widened.

“Do you have any fish?” she asked.

“I’ll catch them Friday night.”

And he and some buddies did catch enough that Friday night to feed the whole town.

I’m sure my grandmother fussed at him from Wednesday until after the last guest left Saturday night. But he did get it done.

I’m planning something similar here in Kerr County for April 6-9, 2006. I’m planning a style show on Thursday, a musical review on Friday evening, a big parade on Saturday afternoon, a giant musical performance in the park Saturday evening (complete with fireworks), and a memorial service on Sunday afternoon. I have never planned any single one of the events before, and I have absolutely no money lined up. All of the events will be free and open to the public. I’m thinking the weekend will cost around $35,000 to produce.

Fortunately my lovely wife Carolyn is not fussing at me. Like the rest of the community, she expects I’ll get it all done in time, and with money left over.

So… it should be an interesting few months….