Archive for October 23rd, 2008
Well, of course I know that politicians are not in actuality, cats of the feline persuasion.
But don’t you think that when their hackles rise up on the House floor or dramatically in front of cameras and microphones – don’t they kind of remind you of old tomcats hissing and growling at one another trying to defend their territory?
Maybe it’s just me. Or somebody needs a good catnap on his/her office sofa, cellphone OFF.
Anyway, Mr.A. Cat, an agent formerly in service to our nation but now retired to an undisclosed location, has phoned in a new political limerick to his contact, my boss, Lim over at Lim’s Limericks where I do the typing…because cats don’t have hands. Also my spelling is a bit better, but not by much.
Yes, it’s an unpaid position but it’s the least I can do for the mysteriously elusive Mr.A. who put himself at risk so many times on our nation’s behalf while foregoing the soft cushion in the corner by the fireplace as most kittycats would do being the creatures of comfort they are.
How often have I asked this burning question: who knew that cats could be so political? and not yet have I received a satisfactory answer from man or feline on this issue.
So the feed for Lim’s Limericks is now added at the end of the feeds list in my sidebar hereupon if you should wish to check out Mr.A.’s latest limericky growl…seems he’s concerned over our November 4th elections – and who wouldn’t be? Can I get a Meow Meow?
Besides, everyone knows that cats have opinions of their own and obviously hold membership in the Independent Party, yes? There’s an unsubstantiated rumor going round that some political cats may even be affiliated with the Libertarian Party.
So at worst I’m guilty of allowing the political cat limericks of Lim and Mr.A.Cat to help me get through the merde of the Washington litterbox by laughing at these jokers whose mamas must’ve taught them better than they’re doing against us. Rrraorrrww-w-w!
~:~ photo cred: Wiley Earl of Ashen Coat by Maya
Last evening at 9:09 pm EDT, the Sun reached the area of the zodiac we like to call Scorpio, sign of the eagle, scorpion, and phoenix, with Moon in Leo, royal sign of the lion and the lion-hearted. This gives a Water/Fire combination for the luminaries.
Today the Moon remains in Leo until 3:40 pm EDT when Luna moseys into Virgo, sign of the virgin, the dedicated worker, and critic. How can one sign signify all these things? It’s all about levels which Astrology describes better than other systems. Life is complex so must Astrology’s descriptions of it be.
A Leo Moon has a reigning need for approval, applause, and adoration while Moon in Virgo prefers order and correctness. The first blend is double Fixed energy which is rigid, focused, and dramatic, while the second blend of Water-Earth is more on the practical and nourishing side.
Here are a few notes on both blends:
Sun Sco-Moon Leo: fixed opinions and emotions, and a solid sense of purpose; sensationalism with much of the energy taken up in commandeering the resources of others. This is a public vs private blend with a determined pursuit of excellence; light and dark, upfront yet secretive.
This combo is fiercely loyal and will do what it takes to get the job done and promote the cause; there is a talent for seeing and encouraging light in the blackest darkness.
“Images for Integration: A Samaritan mirrors sunshine into the depth of a dark pit bringing hope to those who live there…A sexy superstar creates a new charity.”
Sharing this blend natally is: Ezra Pound, Terry Gilliam, Julia Roberts, and Veronica Lake.
As poet Ezra Pound famously said: “The difference between a gun and a tree…is a difference of tempo. The tree explodes every spring.”
Sun Sco-Moon Virgo: Passion vs piety with this blend; romantic, practical, and hardworking; conscientious, satirical, and witty. Surprisingly humble, this blend yearns to make its mark, and has the organizing ability to get ahead in a quiet, dedicated way.
Deep insight and common sense characterize Sun Sco-Moon Virgo which places value on good taste and style. Technical skills and physical stamina aid whether progressive or reactionary, and there is an admirable amount of self-control and modesty. A narrow outlook may impede progress, however, but an eye for the ridiculous can see things through.
“Images for Integration: An artist combines simplicity with intensity in a study of still life…A scientist probes into the mysteries of the cosmos…Britten’s ‘Billy Budd.’ ” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzy Harvey.)
This Water-Earth blend is obviously shared natally by Benjamin Britten, but also by Judy Canova, Richard Burton, Fanny Brice, Henry Winkler, and Eugene V. Debs.
If you’ve never read excerpts of Eugene V. Debs’ famous anti-war speech – Canton, OH June 16, 1918 – you probably should. Plus, you’ll get some hints about the crowd of warmongers we have now…the words, ‘up to their old tricks’ comes to mind:
So the day’s intense drama will be morphing into more serious feelings as the afternoon proceeds and things return to earth…from creative Fire to the praticality and durability of mud!
Well, most people intuited this from the start but it does seem that the Federal Reserve Bank is barking up the wrong tree:
Here’s a link to an article by Charley Reese concerning the US House of Representatives (original publish date unknown.)
You’ll notice he refers to speaker of the House as Tip O’Neill but his sentiments still ring loud and true circa 2008 – even more so – which you can very well tell from the article’s title, ‘The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes’:
You know the massive and so-called ‘Bailout Bill’ and the fearfully touted ‘credit crunch’ we’ve been hit with these last weeks, months, years? Well, ‘Nothing in Politics happens by mistake – if it happens, you can be sure it was meant to happen.’
I believe words to that effect were spoken by FDR, but if I’m wrong, please correct.
You know I had never heard of or read Charley Reese’s article in October 2005 when I began blogging at Stars Over Washington, but its motto is:
‘Astrological comments on America, on Washington DC, and on the politicians who infest them.’
Well, more than ever it’s: INFEST THEM.
So if you doubted before that we have a major infestation in our capital eating away at our nation’s infrastructures, perhaps the Bailout Bill – or any number of outrages during the last 8 years and before – have changed your mind about the termites of Capitol Hill.