Ex Machina

Love me some Steampunk. artwork by Cris Ortega

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Never after

“Once upon a time, a wish, a promise of eternal love. A smile, a lie, a last kiss, and a simple ‘wait for me’. ‘Till death do us part’, you said, and Death will part us for sure. But to hold from that day forward, my enslaved soul was left down. And I hear the

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The sound of her wings

I’m going to be posting some Chris Ortega artwork here because I am so blown away by it. Artwork featuring the popular character Death of The Sandman series of Neil Gaiman.

The sound of her wingsThe sound of her wings

there is still hope

Oh yes! Sounds like a job for me.

RUSH:  How long’s it gonna be, folks, before we start seeing billboards all over, Florida, other upcoming primary states with Rick Perry on ‘em saying, “Miss me yet?”  How long’s that gonna be?  You remember when they had the George Bush billboards, “Miss me yet?” a couple months into the regime?

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our anger and his stand

our anger and his stand

This is what it is all about. We are a Nation out of control. We are a people lost in the chaos of a corrupted government. The other night when I saw Herman Cain’s endorsement I was disgusted and felt he was playing a game by endorsing WE the American people. But after further thought and reflection I get it.

There is no politician that will swoop down and save us and to believe that means we have abdicated our rights and responsibilities as American citizens. We can not expect change if do not stand up and do what needs to be done. We have no choice but to hold our government responsible on both sides. Sometimes this requires taking a stand that others may see as causing trouble or being provocative just for the sake of being so. I however salute Tim Thomas even though he is not a New York Ranger. (my team)

Bruins’ goalie Thomas declines White House visit

The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins visited the White House today to be honored by President Barack Obama, but the team’s star goaltender declined to attend for poltical reasons.

Goalie Tim Thomas releases statement explaining his decision.

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.


Statement from Cam Neely President of the Boston Bruins.

“As an organization we were honored by President Obama’s invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team’s achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget. We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization.”


Cam Neely failed in his statement. He should have also included that even though the Bruin’s organization was disappointed by Thomas’s choice, They respected his right to have made it.





Thank You Governor Perry

Thank You Governor Perry

For giving me the chance to believe in true hope for our country.

I’m heartbroken but I understand.  Governor Perry is dropping out of the race and it’s horrible but I get it. I’m not doing so well getting the “may endorse Gingrich thing” but I’ll work through it.

My hope is that someone else jumps in and we ride this thing like a wild bull right to the convention and tear down the walls. Conservatism needs to get louder and bang the drums harder. We need a more unified message so that good men and candidates like Rick Perry are not so easily destroyed.

We also need to revamp our primary system, what a joke it has become.

God Bless Governor Perry and his family – God Bless Texas and all the beautiful souls I have met that come from there.

Thank you Marcus Luttrell, Dakota Myer, Bobby Jindal, Sheriff Joe, and all the others who took this ride with us.  Thank you to the Perry supporters I’ve met on twitter.

I’m honored to have served on the same side as you.

Perry woman (like me)

Perry woman (like me)

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a church is born

a church is born

Stalin’s ‘Railroad of Death’ Witnesses Revival

SALEKHARD, Northern Siberia — In 1949, thousands of Russian political prisoners were ordered to a Siberian labor camp to build a railway. Many died trying to finish the rail line.

Today, Pastor Anatoly Marichev is honoring their memory by starting a house of worship, Good News Church, on the very spot that housed many of the prisoners.

The fruit is the Good News Church, a thriving evangelical congregation that has risen in the heart of the Siberian Tundra led by Marichev.

“People are turning to the Lord all over this region,” he said. “Families are being healed, people delivered from alcohol and drugs.”

The church was built in the exact location of Stalin’s 1950s railway labor camp.

“To have a spiritual center, a house of worship, in this location is not just symbolic — but also strategic,” Marichev noted.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Love me some Steampunk.
artwork by Cris Ortega

Never after

Never after

“Once upon a time, a wish,
a promise of eternal love.
A smile, a lie, a last kiss,
and a simple ‘wait for me’.

‘Till death do us part’, you said,
and Death will part us for sure.
But to hold from that day forward,
my enslaved soul was left down.

And I hear the frogs croaking songs
telling me that it’s all my fault,
that I wait at the shade of the swamp
for a man that will never return.

Here, where the sun doesn’t shine,
the only woice I can reach
is the sad song of a lullaby
of a bell that tinkle in the air.

And when Death comes,
will you cry for me?
Will you be there by my side
at the edge of my last breath?

Past the point of no return,
there’s nothing left here for me.
My happy end is the curse
of a twisted fairy tale.”

Poem and artwork by Cris Ortega