Monday, April 28, 2008

More "Yearning for Zion" news

What I understood from listening to KRLD radio (AM 1080) is that many of the young girls aged 14 to 17 from the Yearning for Zion compound at El Dorado, all were either pregnant or had already had children. Given that and the fact that they were indoctrinating boys to be future abusers of young girls, I disagree with the law professors and think that the judge and state of Texas did the right thing in removing the children from what was a criminal operation. Update: The Dallas Morning News says that the numbers are 31 of 53 were pregnant or already had children.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"The Polygamist Sect": Ann Althouse weighs in

The big name bloggers are finally writing about El Dorado and "The Polygamous Sect". Ann Althouse has a piece about the story, finally, that she posted this morning. I think that the real story is the question about why this cult was allowed to operate so long when everyone locally knew what was happening there. When the State of Texas went in and shut the operation down, they found exactly what was rumoured to be absolutely true.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I had a chuckle about this: I have thought it was the case, before I saw this

This article from The Australian just confirms what I already had thought to be the case: we are in severe danger from global cooling, and the process has already started.

Monday, April 21, 2008

A dirty little secret

One thing that is not often mentioned is that the "Mormons", who call themselves the "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", is commonly considered a cult. We are generally too polite to dwell on that fact. The church tries very hard to look normal and mainstream to the outside world. That the group that got into trouble in El Dorado was doing is probably just what was common practice in the latter 19th Century in Utah. Is that about right?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Are these guys going to "get off the hook"?

I heard Mark Davis, of WBAP, this morning, and he pointed out that the fact that the call that prompted the raid on the "polygamous compound" in El Dorado was faked, that fact tainted the case. My concern is that guys perpetrating this deal will get "off the hook", due to the bogus phone call.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The "Yearning for Zion" defense

We now know what the defense is that is being used by the "Yearning for Zion" group. The call that triggered the raid on the site was bogus. That well may be true. But the groups says that the call was bogus, there was no child sexual abuse happening, the bed in the temple was not being used for sex. The children should be returned and the authorities should let the group go back to living their lives. The only problem is that the judge has found evidence that young girls have been made pregnant, and that young boys were being groomed to be "sexual predators" (I hate the phrase). In fact, the judge has ordered that genetic testing be done on everyone from the site to determine the relations between people. She refused the order to return the children. That is all based on what I heard on the radio news, which included station WBAP, this morning.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The "Yearning for Zion" cult

I have to call the organization that calls itself "Yearning for Zion" a cult. Tell me I am wrong about it. Certainly, it is a cult derived from the more orthodox Church of Latterday Saints, but they are radically different in some essential ways. They also have brainwashed everyone or else forced them to comply, at least. I keep hearing new goodies about these people. Not only were young girls taken by force as soon as they had matured enough to get pregnant, but they also played around with "wife-swapping", if you want to call the females "wives". They were more like sex slaves in a baby factory. They have found girls under the age of 18 who are pregnant. There are some girls or women there who bore children as young as the age of 13. The questions I have are: (1) why didn't the local authorities act? They have known for a long time what was happening there. It took the state of Texas to shut them down. (2) Who paid to build the facility and how is the continued operation financed? I feel rather sorry for mothers separated from their children, but it is unavoidable. The mothers are victims as much as the children are.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I lucked out in having two distant cousins from different parts of my family who have built family trees in and have attached photographs. For my mother's family, I have had to do research. Fortunately for me, my mother is old enough so that her parents and grandparents show up in census records from 1930 and earlier. Without that, I would know essentially nothing new.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oops, he said what he really believed

The Chicago Sun-Times has an article about Barack Obama's recent gaff. Barack Obama made hte mistake of saying what he really believed about rural people. Yes, his "remarks on 'bitter' working class voters [were] ill chosen". The basic problem is that Barack Obama is an elitist, leftist snob who disdains the people he talked about.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Big-time law breakers

The Chicago Sun-Times has more about the "polygamist sect". What I don't understand is why authorities were so hesitant to move against these guys, who were big-time criminals (if you call people who break criminal law "criminals", which I do). The guys behind the "sect" had the perfect system set up. As soon as young girls were old enough to bear children, they were given to one of the guys and they were repeatedly raped until they were pregnant. They had children who were raised. When the girls were old enough, they too went into the system and were raped and brutalized. The girls were fed a cover story that painted the outside world as being even worse than their hell-hole lives. The system worked as designed. All you have to do is to realize that the sixty-some guys at El Dorado, Texas had produced over 400 children, who were just removed. So what is the big problem about inforcing the law against polygamy and child sex abuse? The police were also enforcing the law against assaulting women and children, who were physically abused, as well. Now, the authorities have withdrawn from the "compound" and are extremely apologetic about having acted. Why is that? They did the right thing and enforced the law. They knew what was happening at this place. They had an informant. Were they afraid of Mormons rioting and carrying out terrorist attacks? I doubt it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I am starting to feel ill: IndexTools is being acquired by Yahoo

I have been relying on IndexTools for almost three years. Now, I am feeling ill, as I just received an email saying that they are being acquired by Yahoo. I hate to think what that might mean for IndexTools customers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The "Polygamists"

Make take is that the situation with the so-called polygamist compound in Texas is less about polygamy and more about fifty-year old guys who figured out a way to have harems of 14-year old girls. Of course, when they turned 18, they didn't necessarily discard them. If this was just about "polygamy", I would be more sympathetic, but this is something else. They are about like the Muslim guys in Dearborn, Michigan, who have their small harems of15-year old girls that the local authorities ignore. The problem is that the authorities are trying to be so non-judgmental that they ignore sexual abuse of young girls. The guys in Texas have these large harems of girls and are busy having sex with them, making babies, as fast as they can, up to their capacity to "do it". They all deserve to be "taken out", and as soon as possible. It is all done under the cover of "religion", of course.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Ipso Facto" is finally back!

I received an email from Mike Wallster saying that his "Ipso Facto" cartoon is finally back and being updating regularly.