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Mayan Elder Says World Not Ending In 2012—What The Hell Does He Know?

Guatemalan Mayan Indian elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun

A Mayan elder insists the world will not be ending in 2012.

Here is some of what Apolinario Chile Pixtun (AP photo above) of Guatemala says—

“Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the end of the world. “I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff,” he said….Mr Pixtun says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.”

Here is the full story.

I don’t know what this guy is talking about. Everybody knows the world is ending on December 21, 2012. 

I’m just glad the world is going to go out by the hand of  pagan Mayans and not by some right-wing rapture. 

That’s what Christians get for wiping out so much of Mayan civilization. 

Here is a 2012 news and information blog.  

There are many good articles at this blog. 

Articles such as—

Balloon Boy Dad Has 2012 Fears.

From the above story—“Heene believes the world is going to end in 2012,” she said. “Because of that, he wanted to make money quickly, become rich enough to build a bunker or something underground, where he can be safe from the sun exploding.”

2012 Bunker Sales Booming. 

2012 Solar Peak to be More Severe.

This is all good stuff and I’ve added the 2012 blog to my blogroll.

Folks–The gig is going to be up for all of us very soon.

So please be certain to visit Texas Liberal as often as you’re able in the time we have left. After 2012 this blog is done.   

Here is some basic history of the Mayans from a website set up by Washington State University.

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Some Observations On Debt Ceiling Agreement

An agreement to raise the debt ceiling has been agreed upon that may resolve the issue at least through the projected Mayan apocalypse at the end of 2012. 

So I guess none of us really have much to worry about from this point on.

Though the agreement still does have to be approved by both chambers of Congress.

I’m not happy with all the cuts and the absence of tax increases. How can this be what we are getting when we have a Democratic President and a Senate controlled by Democrats?

Though this observer at Daily Kos says that deal is not nearly as bad as it seems to many liberals. I don’t read Daily Kos very often, but somebody on my Facebook suggested the link. I do whatever it is that people tell me I should do on Facebook.

All 970 of those people on my Facebook are close personal friends.  (Feel free to send me a friend request yourself. I’ll take anybody!)   

Paul Krugman is not very happy about the deal. 

I’m not in a mood to be angry. I’ve got a trip planned in the next few days to help go and put my father’s ashes in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.  It is going to be a nice trip.

I’m just not into always being riled up by the 24 hour news cycle. And why be steamed about the agreement when I know I’ll have plenty of time and plenty of blog space to be angry as we proceed.

I will however, because I can’t help myself, make 5 observations—

1. If we wanted a better deal, than we should have all voted and worked harder in the 2010 elections. Republicans control the House because they won the election.

2. As I said above— How can this be what we are getting when we have a Democratic President and a Senate controlled by Democrats?

3. The response to losing elections and not getting the things you counted on from the people you supported is to keep working hard, and to apply more thought and imagination to what you are doing. You’ve always got to proceed.

4. The Republican opposition to tax cuts seems more like a religious belief than public policy.

5. We’ve got to really ponder the question that big money and greed has left this country in the hands of an oligarchy. We could not raise any revenue in this deal even as we were being told by Republicans that the future of the nation was at stake? Options like open protests and civil disobedience need to start being considered. We can’t simply be helpless in the face of powerful interests.  

With this being the first day of August, I hope you’re having a great summer and that you are moving forward. Let’s enjoy the lives we have and be involved in public affairs. Let’s be both thoughtful and forceful.

Below–Prudence Island is in Narragansett Bay.  Just because I’m not mad at the moment, does not mean I won’t be working hard for liberal values in the weeks and months ahead. Photo by junior75.)

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