Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama,Obama,I love you, I do...

Well, it is yet the honeymoon. Still, it has been an impressive "first days". Probably a bit of "first daze" to our new Pres. At least, this time I can call him my President. And, I can say his name without wincing. Oh. joy! He can speak English, throw long sentences and thoughts together without scripts, is literate, and likes to listen to this country's many and varied voices. I must have died and gone to heaven. Perhaps, it is just the comparison with what/who went before? Whatever, I am sooo happy he is here and representing us. Yes, I would have preferred Kucinich; but, I notice that Obama has called on him and I find that encouraging.

My biggest worry is that President Obama is too good. Every time we get what looks to be a good President, he is murdered, or suffers an "accident," is dumped on by the evil RepubliCons and discredited,forced to leave office, or some such. Please guard him well, my Goddess, as he is our best chance for the Earth and All Her Children to survive. And, we may not get another one.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

STOP Sending Helpless German Shepherd Dogs to Fight Taliban

In the news (from a Care2 petition)

The United Kingdom is all set to airdrop German shepherd dogs to take on the well armed Taliban and the al-Qaeda insurgents in Afghanistan. These German Shepherds would jump from an aircraft at 25,000 feet after being parachuted in hostile terrain and would lead the assault in SAS (Special Air Service) raids to seek out Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgents. With tiny cameras fixed to their heads, these magnificent canines, by putting their own life in danger, would beam live TV pictures back to the troops, warning of ambushes and showing enemy leaders locations. In fact, The SAS source admits that "The dogs will be exposed to very high levels of danger on these operations."

I am sorry but I find this unacceptable. It is bad enough that we humans are so stupid we have to keep doing this war thing, killing our own kind, age after age; to make these magnificent animals join the combat, to be injured, maimed, and killed for absolutely no reason if any note to them is disgusting and should not happen. War should not happen, but, at least, humans should keep it to their own.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It seems there is no end to the amount of tears that can be shed for the children, all the children of the world. Yes, the US is a killer of children big time; torture, maim, kill, burn the skin off with white phosphorous, we do it all, are still doing it all. But, today the news, except here in the States, of course, is on Gaza. The net is filled with stories, YouTubes, anger and tears. It is too much to bear. I feel myself wanting to turn to the tv (oops, forgot, I threw that out) or a good book to escape. I suppose that is what much of the western world is doing...just to keep from screaming. To feel so helpless in the sight of these tragedies, to know that under the skin, we are all one and the same being, coming from the same ancient place makes it all the worse. We should not need to do this. But, we do. Mostly, it is the greedy bullies who start it and keep it going; but, we help. Everytime we turn away, we help.

Here is another YouTube offering to make you (me) think:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hiatus Over

Took a rather large amount of time off from blogging to see if I could reclaim some energy and reason to blog. With so many bloggers, there is really little that I can say that isn't said over, and over, and over again all over the net.

That has not changed. However, I have, at least some. Going to blog for myself; and, anyone who wants to read is welcome to so do. There is a great deal that has happened since Spring. Seasons have changed, and, maybe, politics as well. The election was happily a Dem victory promising hope for change, just about anywhere you look. I would have preferred Kucinich, my main man, but, Obama will do, as long as he keeps his promises AND is flexible enough to do more than what he has promised in terms of the war.

I am certain that MoveOn, DemocracyNow, DemocraticUnderground, Center for American Progress, and all the other organizations to which I subscribe will act passionately to keep Obama and his appointees on the straight and narrow. Oh, and that darn, fool group called Congress, as well.

Here is a YouTube video by Michael Heart on the Gaza tragedy I shall put here for me to listen to (you may listen as well, if you like).