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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cassandra and the sheeple

So it's early Friday morning, maybe 5 a.m. I'm drowsing in bed, comfortable, snuggled up to Don. Suddenly my eyes pop open. Crud! I have a WorldNetDaily column due by noon!

Don'cha hate those types of wake up calls?

We've had such a busy week with the snowstorm that I literally forgot about the column. I didn't even have a concrete idea to write about. I scrambled to get dressed, got a fire going in the woodstove, started my computer, made some tea, then sat down and tried to be brilliant. NOT.

By the time Don got up I had an idea sorta developing, but didn't know where to take it (a frequent lament). Don shook his head and said the idea wouldn't stand on its own, so I was back to square one and running out of time.

So, rather by default, I pulled together a modification from an old blog post and sent that in. It was pathetic beyond words but the best I could do. The reason I waited so long to post this is because frankly I was embarrassed.

But oh well, ya can't win 'em all. Here's the column, entitled Cassandra and the Sheeple.


  1. LOL!
    I thought it was a very good article! If not your best, up there at the top. Though it may have been 'preaching to the choir' a bit, it is a good tool to pass on to others that are just starting to ask questions. I am going to get a few copies printed out for my family. Your last line really says it all about people like us who are trying to prepare and wake up others.
    "That she was right." Very well done Patrice!
    Judy in Idaho

  2. Girl, this is just fine. It's not at all pathetic and is a message that really can't be overstated.

    It's also very timely, as one of the networks is running saturation promos for a new reality series....yep. You guessed it. It's all about preppers and prepping.

    Let folks snicker and let them wallow in their own denial. We know who's who in the zoo. Our efforts will be proven worthwhile and precious lives will be saved as a result.

    I'm getting ready with my next azure standard order, and I thank God for every grain and every humble can of beans I can put by.

    A. McSp

  3. I thought this was a pretty darn good article. Straight forward, to the point and easy to understand. Maybe I will print a few copies and leave them about for my extended family--it will give them something to think on at least.

  4. A fun read. Communicative, grammatically correct and with proper punctuation. Good subject matter met the deadline! Nothing to apologize for here.

    I never knew the story about Cassandra, so I learned something today.

    Just Me

  5. I like that youre a real person, who... like me doesnt always have it all together. thanks for the article patrice.

  6. Just what I needed Patrice, to forward on to a friend who is battling with her husband, who is in denial.

    She is just panic stricken about the inability to move forward in their preps as a result of his belief that, "It will never happen to America!"



  7. Nonsense, dear Patrice! You definitely DID "win it all" with this column. Encouraging and informing people about preparing will never get old, lest we fall back into our lazy doldrums and one day get caught with our proverbial pants down. It's one of those things we all need to be reminded of, again and again. Thank you! And bless your humble little heart.
    --Fred & Deb in AZ

  8. Husband of the BossJanuary 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Thanks Judy

    I thought it was pretty good too. But don't tell Patrice I said so. She'll never believe me.

    Husband of the Boss

  9. I thought it was very pertinent. Just look at another article posted this very weekend on WND and Drudge:

    It's titled:
    "Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization's collapse"
    Thanks, Patrice!
    --K in OK <><

  10. Ha! I thought it was good too...we never would have known that you hadn't spent days working on it if you hadn't told us!
    Sandy in Ga

  11. The best example of what awaits those who refuse to prepare can be found in genesis 47. Pharaoh heeded the warning and prepared for the lean years. No one else did. They ended up selling themselves into slavery to survive. We are only slaves to Christ, therefore we must prepare for bad times. Those that don't will have to turn to the beast.

  12. I really liked the column! Ann from KY