Sunday, May 29, 2011

U.S. Presidency & Vice Presidency: History, Electability, Patterns, etc.

Ever since I was in the 4th grade, I've always been a bit of a Presidential Historian. I also know patterns. Things that have repeated themselves. Things like the 0 year Presidential curse, the curse of being a U.S. Presidential Candidate who is a son or grandson of a Former U.S. President, Vice Presidents elected or re-elected in an 08 year - in which, political bias aside, I hope Joe Biden doesn't have to go through. I have seen some of these curses broken though, so hopefully he'll be alright.

For example, there have been 7 - and nearly 8 or 9 - U.S. Presidents who have died under the 0 year Presidential Curse. Thanks to Tecumseh who said that every 20 years, the great chief will die. And it all ended up happening in years ending in 1, 3, or 5.

1840: Former Senator William Henry Harrison elected President. Dies after 1 month in office in 1841.

1860: Former Congressman Abraham Lincoln elected President, re-elected 4 years later and dies after about a month into his 2nd term.

1880, Congressman (also the then-Republican Floor Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives - back then, equal to Minority Leader - for his party - at that time, at least) and simultaneously Senator-elect James Garfield elected President. Was shot in early July, 1881, Doctors operated on him for 2 and a half months looking for the bullet. By the time they found it, he had gotten infected from the knives and stuff they used to operate on him with (since back then, Doctors didn't really sterilize the needles and all that stuff like they do now) by the time they found the bullet, they found out that it was protected in a cist and he probably would've been fine if the left him alone, but he died in mid-September of 1881 from some type of infection that he received from the surgeries he had.

1900 - President William McKinley re-elected to a 2nd term, with NY Gov. Teddy Roosevelt as his running mate. (William McKinley's 1st Vice President, Garret Hobart - previously the NJ State Senate President- died after a few years into his Vice Presidency), after about 6 months into his second term, William McKinley was assassinated.

1920 - Sen. Warren G. Harding was elected, and died after 2 years into his term.

1940 - President Franklin Roosevelt elected to his 3rd term, but died after a few months into his 4th term, in 1945. (His 1st term was the shortest, as he was inaugurated on March 4th, 1933, but from his 2nd inauguration in 1937 and all U.S. Presidential inaugurations beyond that, the Presidents were inaugurated on January 20th)

1960 - Sen. John Kennedy elected President over Vice President (and future President) Richard Nixon. Died after 2 years - almost 3 - into his term.

1980 - Former Gov. Ronald Reagan elected President. After approximately 5 or 6 weeks into his first term, Ronald Reagan was shot in the back, and nearly did die then, but, he survived. Perhaps the curse has been broken? Still caused him to get shot, he just didn't die from it. Just like how James Garfield could've probably survived from his gunshot wound, but it was actually the Doctors fault for continuously operating on him - or you can blame medical research for not being advanced at the time - I'll personally put the blame on the assassin - the Doctors at least meant well.

2000 - Gov. George W. Bush elected President. 9/11/2001 - 'Nuff said.

HOWEVER, if you look up and do some research on the title of Acting President of the United States, you'll see that, sure, some Vice Presidents, and even one "U.S. Senate President pro tempore" (David Rice Atchison in March, 1849), and one First Lady (Woodrow Wilson's 2nd wife/his second First Lady, later in his second term) have performed Presidential duties in the absence of a President for one reason or another - it only lists 2 Vice Presidents who have officially been designated as "Acting President of the United States". George H.W. Bush, and Dick Cheney. Both of these men have served in U.S. Congress, and served in a few Presidential Cabinets. Both were elected Vice President in a year ending in 0, and re-elected in a year ending in 4. (1980, & 1984, and 2000, & 2004) as the number 2 man on a ticket along with a man whose most recent political position was being elected twice the Governor of one of the largest U.S. States. Ronald Reagan served 2 full terms as California Governor from 1967 to 1975, George W. Bush was twice elected Governor of Texas, in 1994, and 1998, but being the President-elect, he resigned from being Governor of Texas in December, 2000.


3 of the 4 men elected President of the United States, without winning the popular vote, were either a son or grandson of a Former U.S. President.

1824 - U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams (President from 1797 - 1801, Vice President from 1789 - 1797) lost both the popular vote AND the electoral vote to Senator Andrew Jackson, but because Jackson won only a plurality of the electoral vote, the option was thrown in to the U.S. House of Representatives.

By the way, it still exists like that today, as well. There are only 538 electoral votes. It IS possible for both candidates to each win 269, and then the House of Representatives would have to decide - whether that be the outgoing or incoming Congress, I'm not entirely sure..... because the electors all have to meet and OFFICIALLY declare a President-elect by around December 18th, BUT, like with electing a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, sure, after the Congressional elections which occur every 2 years, between the time of the elections and when the new Congress is inaugurated, they designate or redesignate a Speaker, as well as the Majority Leader and Minority Leader, and those other positions..... but it isn't until on that day they take office, usually on or a few days after January 3rd, following the elections. ANYWAY, I'm not sure if it's the old Congress or the new one which would have to elect the President.

BUT, in 1824, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams convinced Speaker of the House Henry Clay to convince the other members to cast their votes for John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams had promised Henry Clay a position in his Cabinet if he did that. Henry Clay agreed, and also took the position of Secretary of State in John Quincy Adams' cabinet. 4 years later, then-Former Senator Jackson defeated President Adams in the Presidential election. BUT, oddly enough, John C. Calhoun - who was elected with John Quincy Adams in 1824 - was running with Jackson in 1828 - and won a second term as Vice President - 2nd and final time that happened, since George Clinton - which I'll get to later in this blog entry - for another reason.

1876 - Gov. Rutherford B. Hayes - the only 1 of the 4 who wasn't a son or grandson of another former President. He won the electoral vote VS. Gov. Samuel J. Tilden by like one point, but this is also I think the only time where the losing Presidential candidate had won a majority of the popular vote.

1888- Former Indiana Senator Benjamin Harrison (grandson of William Henry Harrison, President for 1 month in 1841) had defeated incumbent President Grover Cleveland - in the electoral vote, but NOT the popular vote. Former President Grover Cleveland then beat President Benjamin Harrison in 1892.

2000 - Texas Gov. George W. Bush beat U.S. Vice President Al Gore in the electoral vote, but lost the popular vote. 2004 is the only time that one of those men who was elected that way - had ever won a second term as President, and with a majority of the popular vote, too, against Senator John Kerry.


This one has to do with the Vice Presidents.

1804 & 1808 - Former NY Gov. George Clinton - who served two separate nonconsecutive times as Governor from 1777 - 1795, and again from 1801 - 1804, was elected Vice President of the United States in 1804 as President Thomas Jefferson sought and won his second term, and re-elected to a second term as Vice President in 1808 as U.S. Secretary of State James Madison sought and won his term (of two terms) as President of the United States. But, on April 20th, 1812, he died of a heart attack.

1908 - U.S. Congressman (Also from New York) James Sherman - who had on two separate occasions served as a U.S. Congressman, from 1887 to 1891 - then again from 1893 t0 1909 - was elected Vice President in 1908, along with War Secretary William Howard Taft, then he (James Sherman) died in October 30th, 1912, after suffering an illness from gallstones and Bright's disease.

While Joe Biden was elected Vice President of the United States in 2008 - he also wasn't from New York like the other two, and he was a Senator but also unlike the other two, he only served in his previous office once all the way through for just over 36 years from January 3rd, 1973 until January 15th, 2009.


1800- Aaron Burr elected Vice President of the United States.

Anyone ever hear about the duel on July 11th, 1804, where U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr shot former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel, mortally wounding him? Here's a link:

1900- Teddy Roosevelt elected Vice President of the United States.

2000- Dick Cheney elected Vice President of the United States.

February 11th, 2006, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend Harry Whittington, a 78 year old Texas Attorney, during a hunting incident. Here's a link about that:


Let's take a look at recent elections since 1964 with an incumbent President involved. See if you notice any obvious patterns here.

2004- President Bush defeats Senator Kerry
1996- President Clinton defeats Senator Dole
1984- President Reagan defeats Former Vice President Mondale (and yes, Walter Mondale was previously a U.S. Senator)
1972- President Nixon defeats Senator George McGovern
1964- President Johnson defeats Senator Barry Goldwater

BUT, also look at THIS...

1992- Gov. Clinton defeats President Bush
1980- Former Gov. Reagan defeats President Carter
1976- Former Gov. Carter defeats President Ford

See any patterns yet?.....Haha! Yeah, I thought you would.

Just a little history lesson for ya'll.

How Dreizehn helped us probably prevent a rape

Someone recently asked me about the Oracle Team, and then I thought of this certain incident. But first before I tell you what happened, I kinda gotta start from the beginning a little bit so you know where I'm coming from with certain things. I'll try to sum up the beginning details so I can get to the details more relevant to this blog entry.

During my first few months of running the Heroes Network, in mid 2007, I decided to create a team of people who had and/or wanted to develop psychic abilities, so that they could use those abilities to try to prevent accidents, crimes, and also find wanted criminals and missing people - things like that. I decided to call it the Oracle Team. I was already too busy running the Heroes Network, so I figured I could make the team as like a certain department of the Heroes Network, and I could appoint a Leader to run it for me, and with the OT Leader's advice and the HN President's consent, we also have an OT Assistant Leader to help them run it.

These seemed like (for the most part) good times for the RLSH Community. People were mostly working together, were able to respectfully disagree with each other instead of argue, insult, harrass, and threaten each other over them. When ever there arguments, they were always settled in like a week or so and then everyone got along much closer than before. There was a true sense of family/warrior-type camraderie in the RLSH Community, the kind you usually only see, feel, witness, or experience, in the military (not that I want to compare it to being like a military - but you get the point). People were more focused on doing what real heroes mainly were born to do - protect people and fight evil. But we also knew when to joke around and have fun with each other as well. It felt like a pretty good balance of seriousness and fun.

The Oracle Team had been through a few Leaders over time. In spring, 2008, it was run by Wall Creeper as the OT Leader, with Nyx as the OT Assistant Leader. And I will say, they did a DAMN good job at running it. There were chatroom meetings every week, there were conference calls all the time. They had provenly accurate psychic abilities and good leadership skills. There were also other skilled members of the team - at that time - like Dreizehn, Slapjack, Master Legend, Ecliptico, Shaaaaadow Haaaaare, Entomo, Max Mercury, Foxfire, Mr. Strange, Black Arrow, Zeitgeist. Pardon me if I'm forgetting anyone else who was on the team at that time, but anyway that was the team for the most part.

Anyway, one day, Dreizehn calls me up, freaking out, telling me about how she was supposed to take a flight from Texas to Florida, but had either a bad dream or a vision about there being a crash in some kind of mountains or something. I suggested that she cancel her flight, and she agreed to it. I also told her to warn them about it, even though we both had a feeling they'd probably be skeptical about it - and we were right - we figured it'd be the right thing to do anyway.

A few days later, I turned on the news and saw that there was a plane crash in Florida on SOME mountains. Wasn't sure if that was definetely her flight, or even one from Texas, but she did accurately predict that there would be a plane crash.

So, some time within the next week or two, Dreizehn had another vision, about there being a rape, I decided to notify the OT Leaders and have them get everyone on board with this. A bunch of us on the OT who were in the United States all got in to both the old OT Chatroom, and Wall Creeper decided that people be set up in pairs and call each other on the phone - while all of us each using google maps for the general area that Dreizehn predicted, all seeing if we could get a feel on this. I don't remember all of who paired up with who on that conference call, but, I do remember that I was on the phone with Max Mercury that night, he and I were paired up on this mission to see if we could get a feel on an area.

Then it turned out that while even though everyone was split up in to two-person groups but on the same mission, it turned out that everyone was starting to get a feel for the same area, and a similar time, and situation, so we all agreed on the most likely scenario, so we had Dreizehn make an anonymous phone call to the police in that area, and she was even slightly ridiculed by them with a little bit of skepticism at first, but since she was giving an anonymous phone call, she had the right to not give out how she knew about it just as long as she explained to them what the likely situation was, and when & where it might happen, and she told them to check out that area and continuously keep checking that area for the next few hours, at least until it got light out.

We heard of no reports of any rapes from that location, following that OT mission. Whether or any actual rape or attempted rape was prevented or not, we're not sure. But I still wanted to make sure that this story was told.

One of the first times I kicked someone's ass. Plus, a lesson in life!

I was in middle school at this time, there I was, sitting in lunch, minding my own business, not bothering anyone, and there was this ugly fat kid sitting to the left of me - he looked like Granpa Munster. He picked up one of my lunch snacks - which were just a little bag of goldfish crackers, crumbled it right there in front of me and laughed in my face.

So I grabbed his hair with one hand, quickly yanked his head straight back and downward, punched that motherfucker in the eye. Everyone stopped what they were doing because I had for the most part usually been friendly to people. They were shocked and surprised.

He stopped laughing REAL fast. His eyes got all red and he was quietly sobbing to himself, trying not to cry. I calmed down for a second but then the rage came back again and then I punched him a few more times. He didn't say or do a damn thing to me again for the rest of that lunch time.

In the locker room later before gym, he tried attacking me again, I wasn't really in the fighting mood now so I went into this zen mode. You might've seen me do this in my YouTube video at where Apocalypse Meow kicked me in the balls, where my body sort of freezes in to this position and I get this crazy man wide-eyed look on my face, you could probably shoot me and it wouldn't effect me, until after I came out of that mode.

So the guy goes to throw the first punch at me but just then I go into full zen mode - kinda like a Jedi - and fully give myself to God - and while I do this, I can feel the guy's motives and where he's going to attack me and how - which was mostly on my stomache area, so it's hard to describe in full detail how I did this but by doing what I did, the guy hurt himself attacking me, perhaps by punching me wrong or maybe my body moved a certain way as he punched me, but by punching me, he ended up hurting his wrist. Nothing happened to me.

So there, I win again. I do remember someone asking me why I didn't fight back that time, I'm all like, "Did I even have to?" He throws all the punches this time and I'm still the one who kicked his ass.

Someone reading this might accuse me of endorsing youth violence. For anyone who is thinking that, don't be stupid, listen to the points I'm trying to teach people through my blogs. It's not so much that I endorse youth violence, but what I am really against is people trying to bully others. And if you go out of your way to disrespect someone, ruin their life, or even just the rest of their day, especially when they never said nor did anything bad to you to begin with, don't you dare get mad at them nor expect sympathy from anyone. You got what you deserved, asshole.

I do see that a lot. Not this specific thing but similar idea. I warn people: Don't fuck with me, I can be a very friendly person, but when fucked with, I can be the most vengeful person. Someone deliberately fucks with me anyway. I try to be fair and warn them because I'm not out to ruin people's lives, but when someone is out to ruin mine, I can get very nasty (but hey at least I'm fair enough to give a heads up about that). I keep trying to be fair and warn them (this depends on who and what this is, obviously) they ignore me (ignoring someone is one of the most disgusting insult you can ever give to both yourself and the person you're ignoring - alongside "Assuming"). Then, the person keeps doing what I kindly ask them not to, and then I strike back worst than they could have ever imagined. Then, they act all shocked and surprised, like I'm the one that did something wrong.

I really wish that people could just learn to see things from my point of view. I see so much stupidity in the world, it disgusts me.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Let me know if you have any prayer requests

If you have any prayer requests, please let me know. You can either post a response to this blog entry, or contact me privately. If you wish to contact me privately you can send me an email at Tothian(at)msn(dot)com. Title the subject line exactly word for word exact spelling and everything as follows in bold font: Prayer Request for Rev. Tothian

Let me know what troubles you (and/or whom ever you want me to pray for) are having and what you need me to ask God for when I pray for you, and as long as your intentions are genuinely good, and aren't evil, I will say a prayer for you. If needed and I'm able to, I'll also try to help in whatever way I can, and/or even direct you to someone who could help you.

It doesn't even matter if you and I aren't friends and perhaps even have many reasons to hate each other. As both a Reverend in the human flesh, and also the Archangel Michael in my spirit form, I work directly for God Himself, and if you need His help, I don't want anyone to be separated from having a special closeness with God, and neither does He. Like I said, as long as your intentions are genuinely good, and not evil, then if you ask me to say a prayer for you, then I will say a prayer for you.

More things to pray to God for!

This is kind of a follow up to my previous sermon, about people praying to God, which if you haven't read yet, you can do so here:

Now, it's not that it's bad to ask God for help, as long as you're not asking anything while having evil intentions, but one thing that I would encourage people to pray to God for this - in addition to having Him send people who pray to Him for help, and you, to each other so that you can help them, thus glorifying God's good name - is also to pray for God to help others that you notice in the world in need of help. Be it a random stranger you saw on the street who seemed sad or angry, or someone you know who is sick, hurt, disabled in one way or another, going through other types of grief or miseries in their life. Or anything you can think of that is affecting good people who don't deserve to be suffering in such ways.

You could also post openly to people on other social networks you use, to let them know that if they have any prayer requests that aren't motivated by any evil intentions, that they can send them to you and let them know to have faith in God, and also that you WILL pray for them. They can ask you openly or privately, whichever they prefer. Don't be shy or embarrassed to post about that openly, nor to tell people about that in person, neither, because God will be proud of you. The Devil will hate it though, but who cares... Hahaha!

This shows God that you're a good person who isn't only thinking about yourself, that in addition to Him helping you out when you need it, that you also want such blessings to be shared with others as well.

I'm also gonna post another blog entry about this as well, but I also want to add this into this blog entry too. I want to invite any of my friends here to share any prayer requests you may have, either openly here in this blog, or if you prefer, you can also send it to me privately in an email. If you don't have it, it's Tothian(at)msn(dot)com - and again, as long as it's nothing evil, I will say a prayer for you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Prayers should be more than just asking God for help

So often, you'll hear people praying to God, asking for Him to do things for them. And at times, God will be able to do them for you. But, for people who think that praying to God just means asking Him for things, my question is: Is God, the one who is a being of unconditional love and limitless wisdom and power, Someone you just want to constantly take things from and always ask favors from and ignore Him the rest of the time? Is that something you think is fair, to just continuously take from Him? Is that how you show your love to God? The one who has done so much for all of us. Even sent His own son to suffer and die for our sins so that we can able to live forever in the Kingdom in Heaven.

If you're going to ask God for anything, then why not, for once, ask God what you could do for Him? When you pray, ask Him to give you the guidance and the power to do His will for Him here on Earth. For who ever is asking Him for help, to have God guide you to those people, or them to you, or both of you to each other. Glorifying God's good name by doing good for others, protecting people, healing the sick and hurt, saving lives, fighting evil, being a messenger of His by preaching the word of the bible, or just telling others a certain helpful philosophy, or even just making people smile and laugh, or to comfort them in times of sadness. Whatever good you feel drawn to do you know it is because God is guiding you to it. That person you come across who is in need of help in some way, that you're able to help.

There are plenty of people out there constantly praying to God for all kinds of help, all the time. So, in understanding that, why not make God's job easier and help those people? Not only is it not impossible, it's also a lot easier than you would think. God is always speaking to all of us, you just have to choose to listen. And you know He gives you the power to do what He is asking you to do, otherwise He wouldn't ask you to do it.


I say these words to you right now, because I know You can read them. I want to thank You for everything good You've ever done for me, my friends, my family, and all the good people of the world. I understand that countless people are praying to you at this very moment, asking You for help. To make Your job easier, all I will ask from You is to guide me to those people so that I can help them and by doing so, prove to them Your unconditional love for those people, thus letting them know that You really do hear and answer prayers.

And may God bless all of my friends reading this.