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mimi85, just for you:



I suspect some of their candidates are familiar with the mythologies of straw dogs and Jesus:

Like Judas the zealot who wanted a political revolution and betrayed JC because he didn't go along? Or the fate of a straw dog?



In one translation Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching begins with the lines "Heaven and Earth are heartless / treating creatures like straw dogs".


Su Zhe's commentary on this verse explains:

"Heaven and Earth are not partial. They do not kill living things out of cruelty or give them birth out of kindness. We do the same when we make straw dogs to use in sacrifices. We dress them up and put them on the altar, but not because we love them. And when the ceremony is over, we throw them into the street, but not because we hate them."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_dog

When there is love shown for Obama, it's more for the example he sets, the compassion in word and deed, that inspires people. At least that's what it is for me.

But the candidates have seen what has been done to Obama, and some of them run from his fate. Why would the newest sacrifical lamb expect any better if they did get elected?

Voters informed by paid voices, not facts,history or civics, is who they will face. And don't forget the hate and outrage from the Ignoratti and the extremists.

We're losing a lot of decent folks who won't run for office. Why put oneself in front of an assassin's bullet for such voters?

It was my father's dream, too:



Judy Collins Sings "My Father"


Edmund StAustell - Feb 15, 2013

Some songs are just so good and so moving that they never grow old. This beautiful love song to her Father and to the dream of living in France is one such song. For those whose native language is not English, here are the lyrics:

My father always promised us
That we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine
And I would learn to dance

We lived in Ohio then
He worked in the mines
On his dreams like boats
We knew we would sail in time

All my sisters soon were gone
To Denver and Cheyenne
Marrying their grownup dreams
The lilacs and the man

I stayed behind the youngest still
Only danced alone
The colors of my father's dreams
Faded without a sound

And I live in Paris now
My children dance and dream
Hearing the words of a miner's life
In words they've never seen

I sail my memories of home
Like boats across the Seine
And watch the Paris sun
set in my father's eyes again

My father always promised us
That we would live in France
We'd go boating on the Seine
And I would learn to dance

I sail my memories of home
Like boats across the Seine
And watch the Paris sun
set in my father's eyes again.


Neither of us ever made it there. He died when I was 13 and he was 51. The second image of her in the video is like a twin of me. This song makes me cry listening to it after all these years.

There was no mother to take over, and I realized I had to grow up fast and take care of myself. I hope I did an adequate job. I think a lot of him on the holidays, and the older I get, the more I miss him.

Strange, after half a century, isn't it. He had many paintings of such scenes he loved to look at, hoping for the future, but he was not a miner, though. Thanks for the French and the translation.

I'll leave for a while on this one. Perfect. Thank you.



Look at the love there. How refreshing.



The Republicans had held up that act for many years. Can't have those women getting any ideas, you know!

That would be interesting:

Franken tells TV network: 'I'm ready for Hillary' to be president

ABBY SIMONS and PAUL WALSH - December 16, 2014

U.S. Sen. Al Franken said he will back former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her likely presidential run, and will not consider any other candidate.

I think Hillary would make a great president. I havent announced that Im supporting her. Does this count? Franken said during an interview on the MSNBC cable network with Ari Melber that aired Tuesday afternoon. He added that he feels no need to scope out other presidential contenders.

Im ready for Hillary, Franken said. I think weve not had someone this experienced, and this tough. Shes very, very impressive. Asked whether his stance was a formal endorsement, Franken said, If this is what you call an endorsement, I guess yes. So yes.

Franken added that hes also been asked about U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as a presidential candidate in 2016.

She is great, he said, but shes not running.


Sorry about that.

'But, but!' Obama is... *sputter, sputter*... Evil! Just like this one before...



Apply liberally to the outrage...

Okay, says the benighted ones, but Fast and Furious! Umbrella Gate! Benghazi! Email gate (wait, those two are someone else), and, uh, ANWAR, Keystone!

All the GOP media said so! We have a lot invested in books and articles and outrage! It pays the rent! We refuse to listen to your debunking and read blue links!

*Just thought you might need the comic relief before TSTF...*

LOL! Which reichwinger will be speared from the left with that big arrow from the H next?











Or this classic with 20,448,901 views so far:



Otters holding hands


Uploaded on Mar 19, 2007

Vancouver Aquarium: two sea otters float around, napping, holding hands. SO CUTE!

I watched all the presidential debates and campaign stops, etc. for a few years there. It was its heyday, possibly a few years before that video. There were many lovely videos made and posted, very educational and I made some good contacts. A lot of advocacy and anti-war groups assembled and they uploaded demonstrations but the MSM would not cover these events, even if they had many thousands. We really learned the difference, as these things were large and in major east coast cities, yet had no coverage. The same year as the Otter video, this came out:



By 2008 youtube changed. It had a lot of liberal voices, went into a lot of very interesting stuff, then got trolled by conservatives and racists and even Nazis and white supremacists. Now it's a cesspool. And they've changed it over the years so that a lot creativity is gone and it's all commercial. That was because they sold it.

And note hrmjustin's sig line now:



A pic to make the GOP go nuts.

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