Friday, June 06, 2008

On a lighter note...

Dude...If only I'd known this earlier:
Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

The unusual thing is, true Lightworkers almost never appear on such a brutal, spiritually demeaning stage as national politics. This is why Obama is so rare.
Mark Morford in the San Francisco Chronical has like, so enlightened me. Thanks, Mark.

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The First Wave at Omaha Beach

By S. L. A. Marshalll, published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1960


I'm glad I don't work in an office.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

For all you lawyers amd football fans out there:

This is amusing.

At least to me.

I was going to plant some succulents in the front yard this morning, but it has been raining quite hard.


"Alice in Wonderland" has been renamed...

..."Mcleans Magazine before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal".

**UPDATE** Andrew Coyne is live-blogging the "trial".

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Jane Smiley on "Why Americans Hate Democrats"

She calls it a dialog, but it seems to me more like a good, old fashioned frothing rant. We'll read lots more similar stuff if Barack Obama doesn't whip John McCain.

Here's a sample of her prose:
The history of the last four years shows that red state types, above all, do not want to be told what to do—they prefer to be ignorant. As a result, they are virtually unteachable.
It's from 2004, but like all classics, it's timeless.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Zinger Alert

What Hillary said about Barack Obama:

Could she be part of the vast right wing conspiracy?

The Prosecutor is weary?

How does she think Brigitte Bardot feels? "The prosecutor said she was weary of charging Ms Bardot with offences relating to racial hatred and xenophobia." So why doesn't she just STOP?

I suppose believing in freedom of speech is way too...Americain.
A French court has fined former film star Brigitte Bardot 15,000 euros (£12,000) for inciting racial hatred.
Since when is Islam a race? Possibly BBC is leaving something out.

She was prosecuted over a letter published on her website that complained Muslims were "destroying our country by imposing their ways".

It is the fifth time Ms Bardot been convicted over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers. This is her heaviest fine so far.
France is one of those countries which bien pensants hold up as ever so superior to the ever so provincial les Etats-Unis, dude. Are prosecutions such as this one of the reasons?

The fine - equivalent to $23,000 - related to a letter she wrote in December 2006 to the then Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy...
Prosecuted for expressing her political views to the Interior Minister of France? That is Progressive.
...which was published on her website.
Ah, she posted her petition for redress of grievances where the public could read it. The Gaul of the subje..scratch that: Citoyen. which she deplored the slaughter of animals for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

She demanded that the animals be stunned before being killed.

She said she was "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts".
First they came for the animal rightists, but I wasn't an animal rightist...

This rubbish is going on in Canada as well. Just ask
Macleans Magazine, which is in expensive kim chee right now with a so-called Human Rights Commission.

Nothing like commissars to ruin your day.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Spin counts...

...even with cluster bombs.

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