Thursday, February 28, 2008

Just Another "Just sayin'..."

Click the pic for the sadness growing.

On a personal note, my heart is more full than it's been in a Very Long Time.

As you may imagine, I'm good with that. :-)

Still, {sighhh} ...

Why Class Warfare Starts @ The Top

Not all extraordinarily wealthy folk believe, much less act as if, they are better than the rest of us. Even in a Democracy it is readily apparent that enough do so to feck shiite up for everyone.

And, make no mistake, they couldn't pull it off, feck it up, allow the Economy to wander so far out of whack that only they can manage to live without worrying 'bout that life becoming a day-to-day struggle to make ends meet, if our elected officials didn't make the very Laws that allow - hell, encourage! - the mess to ferment.

It's only one of the reasons that the U.S. Constitution has the Second Amendment.

On March 4th in Ohio, I am truly hoping that Ohio helps move my country away from the necessity for such seriousness... As much as I admire more than a few aspects of one of the Democratic Party's options, I don't think there's any question that she's has more than a few times been a more than willing guest aboard that particular ship.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Anywhere is home . .

. . when you're good with yourself.

Atheistically speaking, just replace "spirituality" with the more overtly general, "living the right way" and the willies go away. '-]

Things are going pretty darn well, so this reminder comes at a good time to prevent me losing track.

Namaste, ya know.


Friday, February 15, 2008

What Do Baseball and Politics Have in Common?

Too bad Congress hasn't grilled this particular abuser nearly as much as it has the MLB.

Guess it's 'cause $hrub uses both the Carrot and the Stick. Despite its own kind o' sticks, all Major League Baseball can do is give the Critters free carrots.. errr.. I mean tickets if they'll - ahem - play ball.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

So I've become one of those people who actually works all day long at work. (What went wrong?) I thought about posting a Happy 199th Birthday Darwin! but only briefly before many things came up, as they always do anymore.

'Sall good. I don't think he'll mind.


From New Scientist:
The website will concentrate on a different academic field inspired by evolutionary theory each month, beginning with the social sciences and economics. "Researchers are very keen to spread the message about Darwin's work," says Pat Middleton. "It's applicable to modern life itself."

Ironically, it's never entirely regardless of personal problems or proclivities that Darwin's great observation is constantly being worse than ignored or forgotten by uncounted millions of willfully delusional Homo Saps, despite its relevance to absolutely everything that Humanity sees, does and is.

That preeminent irony is one of the juicier, more fecund muses for this blog over the last few years. I hope that sites such as Darwin Today will continue to spring up and couple with immeasurable youthful aspirants to understanding in the decades to come. Such hopes may be all that stand between our species and premature self-extinction.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Bye Bye Birdie...

I still don't see America, my America, Our America, dying off and being splintered into inconsequence. I just see the smallness of my people's and their elected leaders' goals leading us away from any chance at Greatness.

Here's an excerpt from a NYTimes article which I think captures the global political essence of the coming decades quite presciently.

Waving Goodbye to Hegemony
Published: January 27, 2008

Robert Kagan famously said that America hails from Mars and Europe from Venus, but in reality, Europe is more like Mercury — carrying a big wallet. The E.U.’s market is the world’s largest, European technologies more and more set the global standard and European countries give the most development assistance. And if America and China fight, the world’s money will be safely invested in European banks. Many Americans scoffed at the introduction of the euro, claiming it was an overreach that would bring the collapse of the European project. Yet today, Persian Gulf oil exporters are diversifying their currency holdings into euros, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has proposed that OPEC no longer price its oil in “worthless” dollars. President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela went on to suggest euros. It doesn’t help that Congress revealed its true protectionist colors by essentially blocking the Dubai ports deal in 2006. With London taking over (again) as the world’s financial capital for stock listing, it’s no surprise that China’s new state investment fund intends to locate its main Western offices there instead of New York. Meanwhile, America’s share of global exchange reserves has dropped to 65 percent. Gisele Bündchen demands to be paid in euros, while Jay-Z drowns in 500 euro notes in a recent video. American soft power seems on the wane even at home.

If we don't step down just a little, we are going to drop much further.

Monday, February 04, 2008

"Yes We Can"

as the night falls
over us
keep in mind
that worlds spin
even in silence
bold being real
alive in frustration
and without
without awareness
point of view
comes the dawn
subside those fears
those hopes which stem from
need considers not
but propels all motion
all thought
all life
into existence and hard truth
cold and bright and hot and
and what will come
It's all good