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Mush! Sarah Palin back to Alaska

‘Failin’ Palin’ is a temptation but I’ll not succumb…oops! too late.

So what should the up’n’comer do and where should she go to do it?

All is not well back in Alaska with economic problems and a pipeline she touted so loudly needing attention. Plus, there are those left behind in the snow who are in a snit so it appears that the best revenge for Palin will be to govern Alaska brilliantly.

Here’s a link to the article which contains clues about Palin’s next move, and which includes a brief video of the VP candidate explaining why she shouldn’t be blamed for McCain’s loss:

http://www.slate.com/id/2203913/?from=rss

Who’s blaming? I’m thanking!

Obama declared winner with natal Sun rising!

History is made in America!

And if the birth time for Barack Obama is correct at 7:24 pm AHST (Aug 4, 1961, Honolulu, HI) then the midpoint of the fortunate combo of Jupiter-Uranus is pointing to Obama’s natal ASC…

Jupiter-Uranus = ASC: optimism; personal self-confidence; success; knowing the best will happen; fortunate twists in the way things transpire. (Tyl.)

So at 11:00 pm est – an Hour of Mercury – when I heard ABC News announce that Barack Obama is to be 44th president of the United States, I saw that his natal Sun 12Leo33 was rising at that moment, with natal Moon 3Gem21 in 10th house of Career and Public Status.

You’ll find more details, an image of the announcement’s chart with Obama’s natal chart here:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/11/obama-declared-winner-with-natal-sun.html

And one more thing which has been ‘going on’ astrologically during the campaign…the transiting Uranus-Neptune midpoint 5Pis13 is conjunct Barack Obama’s natal Chiron 5Pis19. That he is called to act as shaman for the collective seems a given. That absolutely everyone appreciates how he fulfills this role is another – thornier – matter.

Here’s a link to the text of Barack Obama’s speech in Chicago in case you were hiding under a rock:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_11/015535.php

Astrologer Philip Sedgwick predicts prez winner

One of my favorite astrologers, Philip Sedgwick, is sharing methods and outcomes by using an election chart set for Honolulu, Hawaii (the last poll closing in the US), 6:00 pm AST, Nov 4, 2008 to determine the winner of the presidential competition which has wumped us out within an inch of our sanities:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/04/huffpollstrology-candidat_n_140633.html

Now Philip’s predicted results are, as he says, “barring fraud” which is the reason I have cited previously for not predicting the 2008 outcome. Few politicians can be trusted and we should be particularly wary of the ones who feel the need to say, Trust Me. Perhaps you know which candidate delivered that line recently.

Anyway, I’m voting Tuesday because I always like to vote the day-of. Locally I’ve been clued in that Only Republicans are on the ballot for county positions and one must ASK FOR the write-in ballot if one finds oneself having any of them thar democratic ideas.

Thing is, they don’t tell you there’s a write-in ballot, you have to find it out for yourself. Such a small deception by omission…and in a few hours I’ll see for myself whether it’s the case or not.

Happy Voting!

Fireball may appear Nov 3

Space Weather News for Nov 1, 2008:

 
More than a year ago, in July 2007, International Space Station astronauts threw an obsolete, refrigerator-sized ammonia reservoir overboard. Ever since, the 1400-lb piece of space junk has been circling Earth in a decaying orbit–and now it is about to reenter.

If predictions are correct, the “Early Ammonia Servicer” (EAS for short) will turn into a brilliant fireball as it disintegrates in Earth’s atmosphere during the early hours of Monday, Nov 3rd. Uncertainties in the exact reentry time are so great (plus or minus 15 hours at the time of this alert) that it is impossible to pinpoint where the fireball will appear. At the moment, every continent except Antarctica has some favorable ground tracks.

Readers should check our Satellite Tracker (http://spaceweather.com/flybys/) for possible overflights. Before reentry, the EAS will seem about as bright as a 2nd or 3rd magnitude star, similar to the stars of the Big Dipper. During re-entry, the disintegrating reservoir could light up like a full Moon. Flyby predictions should be regarded as approximate because the orbital elements of the EAS are now changing so rapidly. Updates will be posted on http://spaceweather.com.

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Sounds interesting and showy for a non-voting November 3. Okay.

As long as the gorilla-sized space junk isn’t an archetypal stand-in for Bush’s big, sorry a*s re-entering the White House for a third term from his ‘decaying orbit.’ (Perhaps not a very ladylike sentiment – except for the asterisk, right?)

Cheney backs Palin – oh – and McCain

Endorsing from a safe location – Wyoming! – erstwhile VP Cheney has come out in full support of Sarah Palin and John McCain. You gotta love them: Palin and Cheney – two gun totin’ straight shooters around the campfire tearing raw meat with their canines, blood dribbling down their proud chins and devil take the hindmost. (Lucifer prefers dark meat of the drumstick, one assumes.)

Well, Dick’s endorsement seems kind of late but better than never, one supposes – especially for all those GOP-ers who adore the secretive dark-sider, Dick Cheney, and who plan to vote (or have early-voted) in support of Bush-Rove & friends in preparation for the US eeking through 4 more years of neocon madness:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_11/015474.php

Of course, in light of where America stoops now after 8 years of Bush-Cheney, my question to them has to be: are you crazy?

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Check the sidebar’s Feeds for the latest Stars Over Washington post where I make rather spiteful comments about Bush’s natal Mars in Virgo and America being Battered by Bush. Just remember: I’m holding myself back with ladylike restraint – even with Bush’s 81% DISapproval rating. And he’s still got several weeks in which to make mischief and perform mayhem.

Clock running out for an October Surprise

Republicans are desperate characters!

So what will the American ‘electorate’ (and I use the term loosely believing US presidents are chosen based on other criteria than citizens’ druthers) – what will the loosely-termed American electorate do if faced with NO October Surprise to sway them to the right by playing upon primal fears?

http://www.slate.com/id/2203238/?from=rss

Puts me in mind of storybook reading days with my kids…pardon a smidge of Brer Rabbit but I got the most goosebumps out of reading this bit – misspelling may be off and I’m paraphrasing here:

‘Cos I de wull o’de wust

and YOU de one i’m after

i’m gon skin you jest fer fun

you better run – you better run!

cos i de wull o’de wust

and YOU de one i’m after.’

~:~Skeery, yes?

Have you seen ‘Palin As President’?

Have fun clicking!

http://www.palinaspresident.us/

And here’s a tale going round about Palin as a ‘whack job’ picked by a hothead sans vetting…

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_10/015404.php

Rs to use legality to keep Obama from the ballot?

An American Patriot is telling a tale of GOP ballot trickery as expected pre-November 4:

http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com/2008/10/help-stop-mccains-supreme-court-option.html

Some varmints are So Predictable, aren’t they? Is this an (or the) October Surprise?

This relates to Obama’s ongoing birth certificate question about which I’ve always thought that he could’ve been born in Hawaii as stated in the current version, but if his Caucasian mother did what I would expect her to do in the early 60s – and considering Muslim traditions and laws – Obama’s Hawaiian-based birth certificate probably said: ‘Muslim’ for his religious affiliation.

Of course ‘Muslim’ is what would have been entered in that category…his father was of the religion with its paternalistic heavy-handedness – and it was the more paternalistic 60s. We were in process of ‘letting go the rule of the father’ but the mindset wasn’t in effect everywhere. And perhaps she hoped to continue their marriage so she wouldn’t have listed something that would provoke him, now would she?

So none of this convinces me that Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii - that his birth seems shrouded in veils of mystery  – or, just as likely, in politically created veils of confusion and deceit by opponents who, as An American Patriot points out, have come too far and done too much to give up now.

‘The ends justify the means’ creed covers a multitude of sins and crimes…just not very convincingly.

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Alaska’s Senator Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all counts…first in 27 years.

2008 candidates Rats and Dragons!

Goldfish by Giant Kelp

Do everyone a favor including yourself and allow Margot the Mystic to explain McCain, Palin, Obama, and Biden to you using Chinese Astrology, a system of the ancient discipline that is archetypally informative and not familiar to this reluctant astrologer.

And since the candidates profess to represent the collective they should be understood on many levels because their decisions may even impact your goldfish in her bowl:

http://margotmystic.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/what-chinese-astrology-says-about-mccain-palin-obama-and-palin-part-one-of-a-five-part-series/

Non-voters may gain from Margot’s insights as well. Don’t stint yourself. Acquaint yourself with all the candidates as much as you can until it’s all an untidy jumble rattling round your pate.

~:~ image: Goldfish by Giant Kelp, drawing by Jude Cowell 2008.

You may wish to see the final version of this incomplete rendering by moseying to  http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com

Limbaugh lands self in news

La Toilette by Toulouse-Lautrec

La Toilette by Toulouse-Lautrec

Having successfully inserted himself into *Scene One, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh had to diss Republican Colin Powell’s endorsement of Democratic candidate Barack Obama to manage it, but the roly poly one has landed his exalted guru-esque self into the middle of Monday’s news cycle:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/20/limbaugh-defends-comment-about-powell/

Rush’s talents are “on loan from God” you know – as if everyone else’s aren’t.

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* a near quote from one of my favorite (if imperfect) films, Moulin Rouge, whispered by John Leguzamo’s character, Toulouse-Lautrec, the brilliant painter whose childhood accident resulted in short, twisted legs giving him a dwarfish stature.

Above is an image of his lovely ‘La Toilette’ (oil on cardboard, painted in 1896) and may be seen in The Louvre Museum, Paris and was obviously created with talents on loan from God, as you see.

I have a 30+ year old copy of the book, ‘Masterpieces of the Louvres’ (text by Marcel Brion), which states that the master painter’s ‘olfactory realism’ was taken from Edgar Degas (whose natal chart is discussed on this blog), and that his pointed style of drawing was learned from Japanese prints which were quite popular in France at that time.

Aristocratic by birth, Toulouse-Lautrec turned his back on upper crust society and frequented the popular dance halls, music halls, brothels, and circuses where his appearance would shock the least.

“Libertines and vagabonds” were his companions as he wandered at night through “disreputable streets” -  which is more than a little like hanging out on Capitol Hill 2008, isn’t it?

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