Sunday, July 29, 2012


Tremble, you who thirst for power.
Tremble, you who live for acclaim.
Tremble, when you find no comfort in your wealth and fame.

Blessed those whose hearts are gentle.
Blessed those whose spirits are strong.
Blessed those who choose to bring forth
right where there is wrong. 

Tremble, you who build up riches.
Tremble, you with opulent lives.
Tremble, when you meet the poor and see Christ in their eyes.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Woodchuck video-close-up eating apples (groundhogs, whistle-pigs)

These little buddies are hilarious. There seem to be four young'uns and two adults living in the area.

click on pic to view large

>There are more woodchuck pics, e.g. click HERE  and  HERE

video is less than a minute long, the noise at the end is me...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Political Quotes for Clarity--Words, Truths, and Lies

Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make more clear-- French writer Joseph Joubert 1754-1824
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell
in such a way that they look forward to the trip.              
Winston Churchill

Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.  French writer Voltaire 1694-1778
We resent all criticism which denies us anything that lies in our line of advance--American Essayist Ralph waldo Emerson 1803-1882

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. --Abigail Adams 1735-1826

If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics. American Humorist Will Rogers 1879-1935

People believe anything they read on the Internet if it fits their preconceived notions---Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform. Susan B. Anthony

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left....Margaret Thatcher 1925-

 The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race. -- Susan Brownell Anthony 1820-1906

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble,
finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly and
applying the wrong remedies."
Groucho Marx

"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." F. Ames (speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 15 January 1788)

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Ronald Reagan, 1911-1981

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. samuel clemens- Autobiography of Mark Twain

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."
Virginia Woolf
 {D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." -- John Adams (An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 29 August 1763) Reference: Original Intent, Barton (338); original The Papers of
John Adams, Taylor, ed., vol. 1 (83)

The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent
and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all
Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation
of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of
conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. -- George Washington, 1732-1799 (Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association of Ireland, 2 December 1783)

FDR secret

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.-- President Franklin D Roosevelt 1882-1945

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States."
--Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 10 October 1787

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.”--Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) American politician and sociologist

details about pot
from his biography HERE
If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from. --Barack Obama, University of Michigan Commencement, 2010

 I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. President A. Lincoln-- 1809-1865. 
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.--Ronald Reagan, 1911-1981

more shortly...
quotes about quotes click HERE
respect animal life quotes HERE
political derangement HERE

"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened."
John F. Kennedy
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."
Ayn Rand

I usually make up my mind about a man
 in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.--Margaret Thatcher

A Dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.--Mae West

The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. 
--Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003)  American politician and sociologist
I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.-- Dolley Madison 1768-1849

"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did.
She just did it backwards and in high heels."
Ann Richards

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently
enough, it will be believed.”
― Adolf Hitler
“I have a higher and grander standard of principle
than George Washington.
 He could not lie; I can, but I won't.”
Mark Twain
“Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives,
 but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.”
Barbara Bush
“What you do speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you are saying.”
Henry Adams
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
Michael Jackson
“Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
“Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.”
Greg Evans
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

When truth is replaced by silence,
the silence is a lie.”
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Transformation of James Holmes pt. 2 Update: Staged

As you ponder the sad, horrible events surrounding the massacre at the Batman movie, do you wonder how a person might have moved into what appears to be psychosis?
facebook, sociopathy, reporting issues
in POST ONE click here

[[Some folks see evidence that
this whole thing was staged by the PTW.- A fast and furious way to accelerate gun control discussions.
 THIS SITE (click here) show pics and discusses evidence such issues as
 -more than one person involved? and how there are bloody footprints passing his car outside the theatre, the armoured clothes shed at a street side, while he was found sitting in the car? There is more than enough factual info her to inspire those who are not buying the official news stories. Was he drugged? Hypnotised? Set Up?  Mind Kontrolled?]]
Ultimate conspiracy explanation surrounding James Holmes click HERE
Video exposing staged event HERE

Sandy Hook Connecticut School Conspiracy HERE  and  video HERE

Today, he asked a jail worker if he knew how the movie ended. Story HERE -- excerpt: 
"...“Did you see the movie?” a creepy-sounding Holmes asked a stunned jail worker during a bizarre exchange Tuesday. “How does it end?” Holmes, his eyes glazed and his voice flat, repeated the question when the worker ignored him, according to another jail employee who witnessed the incident in the infirmary.
Holmes, a 24-year-old ex-honor student, “was trying to look like he was sincerely curious,” the witness recounted to the Daily News. “Like he had no idea why there was anything wrong with what he was saying. It was sick ... " Read more:
Holmes reportedly does not know why he is in jail: read 7-27-2012 story HERE

    But this post will look a bit at the idea that this intelligent guy [supposedly who's a descendant of one who arrived in America on the Mayflower] --who started a PhD program last fall as a top-notch prospect--flunked a test June 7th and decompensated into violent, psychotic behavior within a couple months.
of course since this is ABC NEWS it is
 probably wrong...
I spent some time in Washington DC working with adults who suffered from schizophrenia and psychosis. Generally these mental disorders have an onset between the teen years and the early twenties.
I must say, perhaps because i lived as the counselor in an apartment building with 40 individuals who lived with serious mental disorders, that i do not harbour fear or anger directed at individuals who commit these crimes while suffering a psycotic state. There is enough fear and anger to spread around to those who deliberately, selfishly act on violent wishes.

OK break time i will return to this post and add some thoughts about severe mental illness.

ok, i am delaying looking at the 
mental health diagnosis/progression as there is
so much weird/unexplainable info.
will look into this a bit more...

update: this  event is not what it seems.
watch the following video and tell me what your intelligent opinion is:!
embedded below.

[[ByTheWay, is it a sign of mental health
for folks to meme the situation instantly?
What is the psychological benefit to those who have created these?
 i will post the Least Offensive.

and, the new Meme ing as instant opinion/editorial on current events: this shooting has produced a massive amount of memeing as a way to express thoughts on this.


although there seems to be plenty of fodder here...

The Mayflower

Great Spangled Fritillary!

Enourmous dudes. a Diana Fritillary and a great spangled.

click pic to view large

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ride On, Sally

A lot of folks
have a better view seeing from her shoulders...
Thanks Sally, Ride On.
obit HERE

Friday, July 20, 2012

Butterflies in Hot Kansas: Beautiful Zinnia Patch

The past few days the butterflies have been plentiful, active, and varied. (Woodchucks eating apples too!)
This is in  100 plus degeree heat. Videos at bottom are short and SWEET.
Giant Swallowtail:

My woodchucks like ice cream cones.
Mama and four pups groundhogs HERE

More butterflies HERE and HERE

click on pic to view large.

more woodchuck video HERE