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Tue May 10, 2022, 01:46 PM

Scrambled Eggs

I note that a group of crows is called either a "congress" or a "murder," neither of which sounds like a compliment. They are an interesting bird, though not particularly popular around bird feeders. When they land under mine, the Rhode Island red rooster charges across the lawn in a rapid waddle that reminds me of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and apparently the crows view him much the same. Yet, when a hawk circles my herd of birds, the crows will chase the hawk away. Life is filled with complicated mysteries to ponder on a sunny day while gardening.

As I pull a never-ending number of weeds around my hedge roses, I watch all of the roosters are a bit more aggressive in their approaches to the hen population. This at times includes the Guinea hens, which creates some fighting with the Guinea cock. I shall not say these birds resemble humans, for anthropomorphism is frowned upon. But a lot of humans do, in fact, resemble these birds.

Is not a church full of closed minded, anti-science gather in a hen house of worship called a "flock?" Do not conservative republican males have sick views on sexuality, that includes "legal" dominance over women's bodies? At what point might they demand the chicken eggs be declared fully chicken. But they are not ..... they are eggs, maybe fertilized, maybe not. Just eggs.

I do not want this flock of superstitious seagulls to determine limitations upon my daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins, neighbors, or females I have never met. It can be hard to get it across to them, though, as they want the same limitations for all females ...... except the rich, who will find safe, affordable abortions upon demand. So the struggle is clearly cut out for us. It follows the same pattern we followed in 2018 and 2020.

Let's consider the nature of the beast we must confront. I have spoken about the need for the good people to join together, like the fingers on a fist, to protect our rights. Our opposition is also a fist. One finger is the superstitious christians, another the white nationalist militias, and a variety of the people that you didn't like in school, and dislike today. That's their fist.

We know their three most glaring weak points: history, science, and the rule of law. We must beat them over the head with history, science and law. They run candidates for school boards, local, state,and national office in an attempt to prevent the truth from being taught about the history of Native Americans' experience, and of Africans held in slavery. Many believe the earth was created 6,000 years ago, and demand that this fiction be taught in schools. Some participated in illegal behaviors such as the insurrection, to try to use the force of criminal behaviors to get their own way.

I read a post yesterday, where a Good Person said that they are tired. Been fighting the Good Fight for fifty years. A number of people identified with that. Including me. I'm tired, I have aches and pains, and too many bills to pay. I struggle with doubts, and the temptation to withdraw into the space of my house and property and ignore the horrors going on around me. Yes, I do. But I also recognize that this is the exact time to be an active participant in that Good Fight, that it is most important to do so now.

Let's scramble their eggs.

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H2O Man May 10 OP
AnotherDreamWeaver May 10 #1
H2O Man May 10 #13
AnotherDreamWeaver May 10 #43
Wounded Bear May 10 #2
H2O Man May 10 #15
malaise May 10 #3
H2O Man May 10 #17
JohnnyRingo May 10 #4
H2O Man May 10 #18
Bristlecone May 10 #5
H2O Man May 10 #19
spanone May 10 #6
H2O Man May 10 #20
Easterncedar May 10 #7
H2O Man May 10 #21
erronis May 10 #8
H2O Man May 10 #22
world wide wally May 10 #9
H2O Man May 10 #23
world wide wally May 10 #31
H2O Man May 10 #42
Tommymac May 10 #10
H2O Man May 10 #24
Snackshack May 10 #11
H2O Man May 10 #25
SharonClark May 10 #12
H2O Man May 10 #26
EarnestPutz May 10 #14
H2O Man May 10 #16
EarnestPutz May 11 #49
benfranklin1776 May 10 #27
H2O Man May 10 #29
benfranklin1776 May 10 #34
H2O Man May 10 #35
benfranklin1776 May 10 #38
H2O Man May 10 #40
Backseat Driver May 10 #28
H2O Man May 10 #30
Hortensis May 10 #32
H2O Man May 10 #36
Saoirse9 May 10 #33
H2O Man May 10 #37
Hekate May 10 #39
H2O Man May 10 #41
Nevilledog May 10 #44
H2O Man May 11 #45
Nevilledog May 11 #46
Novara May 11 #47
H2O Man May 11 #48
WarGamer May 11 #50
H2O Man May 11 #51

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 02:43 PM

1. Thank you.

And more power to us.

But today my fight is with the weeds, and I have so many starts I need to transfer to beds.

May the path of Many Blessings open before us.

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:06 PM

13. Thank you!

I've been weeding all day. The dog, cats, and chickens seem to either enjoy watching me, or wonder what the heck I'm doing! I am a heck of a lot slower than I used to be, but still take the same pleasure in recognizing the Earth is alive. Perhaps the only "problem" I have when working outside is identifying more and more things to tend to!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #13)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:11 PM

43. I was blessed with the company of two neighbors.

They came and helped with the clearing of chard going to seed out of some beds, then bringing compost so they are ready for me to move some tomato, squash, broccoli and cabbage plants from the green house. I did get my Holy Basil into the ground today.










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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 02:46 PM

2. K & R...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:07 PM

15. Thanks!

So long as we keep on fighting that Good Fight, I think we will be okay. Even good, in time.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:07 PM

3. You have a gift

Rec

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:12 PM

17. Thanks!

I've been getting in shape -- relatively speaking, of course -- as I will become a grandfather later in the summer. And giving a lot of thought to what world I'll be handing down to my grandson.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:32 PM

4. Well written

K&R if only for that.
It's refreshing in this day of retweets and C&P posts to see someone can compose a statement that makes great sense. Keep 'em coming.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:14 PM

18. Thank you!

I think we are both of the generation of DUers that remember when this was more of a discussion site, to examine and compare ideas, and to learn.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:38 PM

5. Best thing I've read all week. Just great

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Response to Bristlecone (Reply #5)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:15 PM

19. Thanks, Bristlecone!

I appreciate that!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:39 PM

6. ...K&R...

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:16 PM

20. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:39 PM

7. Always so wise

You never fail to both comfort and inspire. Thank you, H2O Man. I really needed that. I hope you know how much you are appreciated.

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Response to Easterncedar (Reply #7)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:17 PM

21. Much appreciated!

That is very nice of you to say!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:50 PM

8. Bravo. It's always worthwhile reading your too infrequent postings.

When I first started here (2010-ish under a different name) I remember your comments - perhaps more frequently.

The image of a hand of the beast we must confront. The pointer finger is the religious zealots, the middle finger is the white nationalists. Others represent the money behind the destruction of democracy, another is the media. I guess another are the enemies of this country who want us to fail.

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Response to erronis (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:32 PM

22. Thanks!

There has been a movement within the republican party for decades to damage, even destroy, the federal government. Today, it represents the vast majority of that party. It is important, I think, to recognize they were the kids we couldn't stand in school. I didn't take any shit from them then, and I won't today.

People such as Steve Bannon are the ones plotting this out, directing their fist. Law & order demands he be incarcerated for his crimes.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:54 PM

9. Breakfast is ready

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:33 PM

23. Very good!

I think that you have identified what song was playing when I wrote this!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #23)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:55 PM

31. I love your writing

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #31)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:32 PM

42. Much appreciated!

I enjoy writing. I like to make a mental outline while I do my daily chores, especially now that spring brings about gardening. Then I sit down and type it out, and post it in hopes that someone will enjoy it.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:56 PM

10. Bravo. I'm tired too...but will continue to fight the Good fight with what ever tools I have...

until my last breath.

Thanks for writing.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #10)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:38 PM

24. Thanks, Tommymac!

There are many times that I wish I had the strength and energy that I did as a young man. But then I remember that it is my turn to be an old person, engaged in that same Good Fight. I need more periods of rest, but that is okay.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 03:59 PM

11. Unfortunately

It is that which is going to have to save us again. It was only because of the massive, historical, voter turn out in last election that we got Biden and not a 2nd DT term. 81 million votes for Biden was more then DT and his crew could cover over, misdirect, challenge legally.

Hopefully voters realize how close we are to having a 2nd DT term or Desantis…and will once again show up in massive numbers since Garland and the Dems have done absolutely nothing to hold anyone accountable or secure voter rights.

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Response to Snackshack (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:41 PM

25. Yes, exactly!

And people need to keep in mind that we almost had a second Trump term, not because he "won," but a large, organized group wanted to overthrow the federal and state governments. We have the issues needed to get a massive turnout.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:02 PM

12. Thank you.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #12)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:41 PM

26. Thank you, SharonClark!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:07 PM

14. Nicely done. If you don't mind, I'd like to print and share this with some folks who need it.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #14)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:08 PM

16. Thank you!

That is very nice of you! I'm honored that you would do so!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #16)

Wed May 11, 2022, 07:59 PM

49. Thanks again and you're welcome. Well done.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:44 PM

27. Well said, and I wholeheartedly agree!

👊🏽💪🏼 🍳 Although I would only add that people of faith who vigorously reject the malignancy these right-wing white, supposedly evangelical Christians who have been attempting to have their singular, cult delusions become the law of the land will also be an important part of this egg scrambling effort. These aberrant cultists cannot be permitted to claim the supposed moral high ground when their delusions are neither moral, nor in any way representative of the beliefs of all religions as they would have people believe.

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #27)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:50 PM

29. I agree 100%

I love the teachings of Jesus. But I prefer those who recognize the need to take him off the stained glass windows, and put those teachings into practice. And that is, by no coincidence, the practice of a large amount of Christians. I'm encouraged to see more of them speaking up.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #29)

Tue May 10, 2022, 05:27 PM

34. Me too. I hew to Gandhi's view of Jesus

I know of no one who has done more for humanity than Jesus. In fact, there is nothing wrong with Christianity … The trouble is with you Christians. You do not begin to live up to your own teachings.


So yes it is heartening to see others of the Christian faith who believe it’s the first duty of a Christian to love and to ease suffering speak out on this and against this mindless barbarism masquerading as a divine crusade, as well as leaders of the Jewish and the Islamic faiths joining in this effort.

👍🏼

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #34)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:43 PM

35. I always admired

and respected Daniel and Phillip Berrigan. I enjoyed knowing them in the 1980s.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #35)

Tue May 10, 2022, 08:00 PM

38. You knew them? Outstanding, as that was quite a privilege.

They are eminently worthy of much admiration and thanks for the many they helped.

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Response to benfranklin1776 (Reply #38)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:26 PM

40. Yes.

There was also a priest in Albany NY, Jim Murry (or Murphey? it's been years) who worked on jail reform. He was in state office until the pope said "no" to politics. So he and a nun/sister resigned from the church and got married. I liked working with him, and Quakers that went into jails and prisons to teach conflict resolution. The Quakers eventually expanded their program to include concepts that the women from Onondaga taught them. All of this influenced my work in the county jail, when myself and a co-worker did mental health work ..... individual and group.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:49 PM

28. Going with your analogy, here is humane requirements document for "egg addling" FYI, LOL

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #28)

Tue May 10, 2022, 04:51 PM

30. Thank you!

It's curious how many addled eggs have become republicans.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 05:24 PM

32. "Let's scramble their eggs." You bet.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #32)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:43 PM

36. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 05:26 PM

33. Well said

We're all tired and I think they rather count on that.

We can't afford to be tired. The more wacky shit they come out with the more desperate we must recognize that they are. They are the minority. We have many more fists than they do and we have to use them.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #33)

Tue May 10, 2022, 07:44 PM

37. Right.

They are tired, too. So we are tired yet fully capable of clear thinking. They are tired and confused in their thinking. The advantage goes to our side.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 08:12 PM

39. Thank you

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Response to Hekate (Reply #39)

Tue May 10, 2022, 09:28 PM

41. And thank you!

...... Here I thought retirement and old age would be a time for rest and relaxation!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2022, 10:13 PM

44. My whisk is ready to go!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #44)

Wed May 11, 2022, 11:56 AM

45. One of my friends

who "lurks" on DU identified your response as the very best!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #45)

Wed May 11, 2022, 12:12 PM

46. 😊

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 12:14 PM

47. Scramble them? How about frying them?

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Response to Novara (Reply #47)

Wed May 11, 2022, 02:19 PM

48. That works!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:00 PM

50. I love crows... rec!!

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #50)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:02 PM

51. Thank you!

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