Kinship With All Life; Home Photo

No Really.

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Here’s the hidden story behind the photo;

I noticed our cat Jimmy lay his head on my leg to sleep tonight.  The book partly visible in the photo happens to be one a friend is wanting me to read called; Kinship With All Life by J Allen Boone.  Jimmy is now on the couch’s armrest as I type, with the Jon Stewart Show on.  Oh. And the bandage on one of my toes was once put on the nail above it since it is dislodged except on one side.  My feet got wet in the rain and there I have it.  Who Knew?

Today’s first storm passes and about 5 more storm cells came by after.  It’s still raining here in the desert.

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Mission San Xavier del Bac Near Tucson AZ

My photo’s today at Mission San Xavier del Bac on the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation, a 300+ year old church.

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.This next one s blurry from being blown up and all.  Oh yeah, and the car was moving.  Was trying to see a couple dog tails that were waving in the green.  On far left there seems to be a dog.

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.Mission also called; The White Dove Of The Desert

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-Today, at after 5pm on Sunday afternoon, the greetings at the church were accomplished by many friendly dogs patrolling.  The church was closed.  I’ll have inner pics. at a later date.

From Wikipedia’s first paragraph on this subject:
Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. Named for a pioneering Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order), the Mission is also known as the “place where the water appears” as the Santa Cruz River (which runs underground) surfaces nearby[citation needed]. The Mission is situated in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Tohono O’odham (formerly known as Papago), located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

Swallowed In Your Days

Swallowed In Your Days

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A yearning from a mountain

to be swept away

to stray downstream

meander into your memories

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Fresh eyes!

Sounds of an infant

Was it you there crying

Innocence floating away?

Place, itself is fleeting

Days running over horizons

Eyes closed tightly over dreams

Open hearts surround a new day

Do I see you?

Can you see me?

Do words hold us safely?

Are they baskets in this flood?

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Time nervously watching now

Questions pry at each identity

What have you seen?

When have you known?

Love there in this light

Light there in each care

Care there in every wish

Wishing there were everywhere

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Lives are brought before the sun

Angels wings shoulder everyone

Time ends right where it begun

Love reaching whole into One


Congratulations Rush Limbaugh Winner Biggest Liberal Award!

For his compassionate, empathetic, and most sensitive vicarious rationalization of South Carolina’s Governor Sanford’s abandonment of his State for love, and because of Barack Obama, I award this right wing radio host The Worlds Biggest Liberal Award.

—Congratulations Rush Limbaugh—;

Winner Biggest Liberal Award!

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The rationalizations usually flowing forth from Mr. Limbaugh have long demonstrated the most liberal use of imagined reason and of cause and effect, validating my impression that many a right winger are actually hyper-liberal in deed.  By placing the claimed ideological loyalty stranglehold these folks labor under to the side, we can see their actual modus operandi, the functioning character behind their words.  Here then, appears in many a “conservative”, the liberal use of assumptive connection, of self projection, of ad-hominem suggestion, of peer pressure conformity, and effectively, of a wildly liberal definition of reason itself.

Upon the incidence of Rush Limbaugh’s caring explanation of the obvious good reason for Governor Sanford’s supposed offence, that is was indeed understandable and supportable by the likes of Mr Limbaugh, for with the USA crumbling around us we can throw caution to the wind, including the state and nation, to have our lusted for good time.  A great big liberal why not?  Who needs principle when fun and games are calling?

Through this most liberal imagination stalking the mind of Mr Limbaugh, we can see how crime, drug abuse, and other societal offenses can be understood, and so, presumably, forgiven for the power of their logic over the situation of their times.  For governor Sanford, according to Rush Limbaugh’s definition of justification; Someone else made me do it; –Obama.  Pure Liberalism.  Pure Projection. Pure Limbaugh.

For his seemingly endless triads over how other folks make one act and think the way they do, the veil is lifted from the conservative icon of dysreason.  Although this radio personality and his listeners may be seduced by the surface identities of the subjects they consider, below the surface flows a subtext stream of most liberal association and conclusion.  A convolution well done!

Rush Limbaugh; rationalist extraordinaire, compassionate promoter of empathy, diveter of responsibility extreme, most liberal fellow on earth.

{Rush made me give him this award.}


http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/2009/06/rush-limbaugh-obama-caused-sanfords.html

Whether it is Gov Blagojevitch, Gov Sanford, or Mr Limbaugh, we can see that personality and skill at rationalization can overwhelm those not “gifted” with the ability to “prove” their thoughts by their words.  In other words; my relative ignorance and lack of social manipulation awareness can leave me a dumbfounded follower of dysreason, thinking it makes perfect sense because someone said it so very well, or passionately.  This is why I must at least attempt to think straight for myself on most all matters, for the nature of intention with intellectual and emotional propaganda, is to be unseen by the receiver.

Yes to those who may notice it,  my post here is also, as is most communication, an attempt to direct others awareness to my perception. It is not faith or trust that betrays us, but our own lack of will or ability in insight.

Days End; Before The Penumbral Veil

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Light emerges from a million year push

sheds its sanctuary across a day

perhaps to reach another planet

light years and civilizations away

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But today this light engages

being sifted by a turning world

reaching lifted ocean above our heads

seeing may not be believing

but we are receiving truth

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Eyes take this gift in freely

into another dimension

consciousness

reflection

inebriation

lens closing color

opening later to stars

whose light is received

merely by taking a moment

a decision to focus thought outward

to look around and take in sight

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Another kind of penumbral veil

defines comprehension and silence

knowing and ignorance

remembering

forgetting



The Political Right And The New Turnip Truck

The Political Right And The New Turnip Truck

Observing the quest for truth being presented from the conservative right wing is quite like being yelled at in the middle of the night to not look at the sun.  The one shouting pointing at the moon, veins rising in the neck while pasting on a calm face; Don’t look at the sun!  It will blind you!  Be afraid!  Be very afraid!

Now it seems patently disingenuous to use hypotheticals and imaginary imagery, as I have just done, to point out contradictions in politics; they simply are not the facts on the ground.  So why is it that, as I have done here, conservative right wingers are doing this kind of false analogy, convoluted metaphor, and irrelevant context seemingly no stop?  Where is this strategy headed and to who’s head is it aimed?

Answer; those just falling off of the Turnip Truck. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fall_off_the_turnip_truck

Conservatism, in a changing world, is forced to redefine its “permanent” opinion into seemingly new truth.  We have just witnessed Lindsey Graham, for instance, explaining why Americans do not want socialized government medical care, while he himself is covered by such a policy, thank us very much!  His explanation why Americans (72% support government option) will not have a government option is designed for the Turnip Truck—–“…a bureaucrat standing between the patient and the doctor.”  It is actually somewhat reversed, medicare is known to have a much lower bureaucratic cost ratio that private medicine.

The Shill For The Oligarchy Requires Permanently Naive Followers

I know of two people who recently had these incidents happen this year in private medicine; A woman, upon having the first heart attack of her life, was scheduled to be examined two weeks from then for it.  Another woman, having a noticeable new neurological issue develop, was scheduled for examination over 6 months down the road.

Many folks are being fooled by the nature of their actual private health care (corporate socialism).  And unlike Lindsey Grahams search for the fools, WE ALREADY HAVE A CORPORATION STANDING BETWEEN THE PATIENT AND THE DOCTOR,  DUH! And unlike a government in a democracy where you presumably have a say on it all come elections, in the private sphere, your say is to go away.  Good luck with that somewhere else.  Nice having that stand between you and your loved ones life; pay up or die, bye, bye.  Have a nice day.

We see this same pandering to ignorance and blinded suspicion on so many right wing causes; pollution, global warming, international responsibilities, depleting resources, The Liberal Media(*), The Commons, and on… No problem, leave things alone, they will magically fix themselves when a company decides to do something about it to make a good profit.  It is irrationalism fermented into hard suicidal currency by the contents of the Turnip Truck.

In other words, ignorance is a politicians greatest asset, when the truth hurts themselves and who they really serve behind the scenes.  And so the campaigns against knowledge must be waged; inditing intellectuals, damning facts in context, loading the truck with ad-hominem assumption, condemning most all science that is contradictory to conservative presumption.

As Jay Leno once inquired, and I’ll paraphrase; ‘I know of someone who just had their broken arm fixed and it cost him $26,000.00. Wasn’t that just 7 or $800.00 a while back?’  Life is good in the humongous health care industry for the corporate leaders.  It was estimated not long ago that just one man received one out of every 700 spent on health care in the US.  For the opportunist in society; Keep those Turnips coming.  We’ll provide the transportation!

To the above Jay Leno point, conservatives need a cover explanation to become presumed in the culture.  So it will be something like accident lawyers, or malpractice lawsuits, that become assumed to be the cognitive dissonant alleviating cause of higher hospital cost.  Never profit, corporate bureaucracy, and the profiteering stock bottom line industry driving civilization to the cliff of sustainability.  Government get out of the way!

The objective of the Turnip Truck industry of conservatism is to keep truth at bay on the curb, ignorance in charge, and attitude as guide.  They will behave thus, while insisting we must hop on-board their ride to success.

{Now I get more sarcastic}

Oh yeah; and keep pointing out the bad bad ways of all liberals; See.  I told you so. This one just pointed out the bad ways of some conservatives and we can’t have that.  It’s us or them, see.  It’s black or white, see. It’s a false dichotomy, see.

Gassed Up!

There.  Check the rear view mirror and drive on.  We are on a mission!

Oh?  Drive right over that existential relativism we use to mark the road. It is about getting to where we are going.

Chasing our ideology?  How the highways of circular reasoning are paved.

To quote a few lines form the group Genesis; “There’s too many men, too many people. Making too many problems. And there’s not much love to go around. Can’t you see this is the land of confusion? …”

“Ignorance; The Worlds Hardest Currency”

(above quote; benafia)

* The Liberal Media would be proof of a Free Press.

The only other way to approach a free press would be to have some kind of objective one where all viewpoints and interest had equal access.  That would seem to requite some kind of national mandate or other institution yet to be created.  Does anyone seriously consider the answer to the proposed “Liberal Mainstream Media” would be a conservative one?  Really?  That is not consistent with freedom of speech nor likely democracy or other liberal institutions that manifest America.

We have an essentially Corporate Press which uses aspects of liberalism to its advantage for making money mostly.  To not have a liberal press would likely be more like Iran, China, or North Korea, they are against proving your freedom by having a truly liberal press.  Oligarch’s there are for conserving their own power at public expense.

The Laundry Cat

The Laundry Cat busy folding or unfolding clothing, or just taking a nap.  It’s hard to tell by his schedule.

Anyone seen Jimmy?

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-every cat photo deserves a dog one from the same day

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-such as these from the local Humane Society.  And we have much more..