Thursday, May 05, 2016

last 6

6 More months & this election goes in the can, may be.

There are some signs that this may not be concluded by the orderly process we've grown so used 2, this time around.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Украина в головном мозге

It's sooo difficult for Americans to keep up with what's going on halfway around the world, in that massive land called Asia, a part of the globe that most of us have only vague, and somewhat fantastical views of what's happening there.

Americans who think about Russia/Ukraine/the Caspian Region, believe what they're told, i.e., that the Putin regime is "murderous," as our president characterized it in a speech a couple days ago, and that the Ukrainians are a plucky little nation standing up  against the big, bad, red, bear.

In fact, just the opposite is true.

That kind  of talk is a lot worse than mistaken, because it turns the situation on on its head. Back on March 5 when Hillary C. compared Putin to Hitler, she showed the extent to which American politicians can get it wrong, when they're dealing with a passive and ignorant electorate.

If there is a neo-Nazi government in the east, it's not  Russia;s but Ukraine's. This man, Andriy Parubiy, is the new co-speaker of Ukraine's parliament, (rada). A website dedicated 2  "antifascist resistance in Ukraine" repeats the well-known roster of facts about Parubiy, who  was the founder of the Social National Party of Ukraine, (1991) a fascist party styled on Hitler’s Nazis, with membership restricted to ethnic Ukrainians. The Social National Party would go on to become Svoboda, the far-right nationalist party...

Nuncle Sam sure knows how to pick em, ja? Throughout our postwar history, it's our friends rather than our enemies who've led us 2 grief, starting and ending with those Zionist ideologues in Tel Aviv, but with lots of room in between for generals like Thieu & Ky, Pinochet in Chile and now this paramilitary junior nazi in Ukraine who appears to be our  own product.

Ukraine isn't a country at any more; it's just one more product of US foreign policy, the same policy that gave us the Republic of South Vietnam and democratic Iraq. I don't have time or energy to write the full story of this sad state of affairs, but you'll find the BBC's accurate timeline here.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

sunday kat

Sundays on the sun porch.

Friday, April 29, 2016

from the vault, 2006

This was published 10 yrs ago at the original blog, Omnem Movere Lapidem.

Friday, August 25, 2006

So Pluto is no longer a planet; it's a planette.

I'm glad. It never really seemed like a planet. It was always more like an isolated convenience store on the far outskirts of 29 Palms.

I was never that comfortable with Uranus and Neptune either. The former was not discovered until 1781, and the latter in 1846. I don't trust anything discovered in modern times, except Spandex.

Why can't we just go back to the pre-Copernican universe? Things were better then, because the earth was at the center of everything, as it appears to be when you stand outside at night, and there were seven planets, which is the right number, and only four elements, conveniently arranged into two pairs of opposites.

The planets were the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It was an arrangement that made astrology a lot easier.

The elements were earth and air, fire and water. No periodic table to memorize, and they contributed to a nice, neat, symmetrical/astrological way of looking at things as well.

In those days, when the king died his son became king. You didn't have to worry about some guy from Texas stealing             the election.

I suppose the heliocentric universe and representative democracy wouldn't be so bad if we hadn't got hydrogen bombs along with them. And there's no going back, so welcome to Uranus.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

planeta, by Kit B

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”
― Thomas Paine

Sunday, April 17, 2016

who is she?

Here's a close-in shot of the mysterious Asian Lady in the background of a snapshot Kit took of me at the entrance 2 Netroots Nation in September, 2015.