Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
OK every clowder of cats has them. The cousin with whom we disagree profoundly in all matters political. Some of them use their paws to hit "forward" rather too liberally in the human aetheric medium of the email. Here's the email I received:
1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by
Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40.
2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
Muslim male extremists between the ages of 17 and 40.
[OK I'll abridge the email but it goes on and on like this, then presents its case for racial profiling at airport security, and quotes the Book of Revelation about the Anti-Christ being a Muslim man in his 40s]
For the award winning act of Stupidity Of all times the People of America want to elect, to the most Powerful position on the face of the Planet -- The Presidency of the United states of America
A Muslim Male in his 40s!
Say what you want, he was born a Muslim (and is still considered a Muslim by his family), to a Muslim father. His mother remarried, yep another Muslim so what makes you think she didn't raise him as a Muslim? His African family is Muslim, he attended a Muslim school. Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason ??? Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves -- if they have any such sense."
That’s completely [my offensive term bleeped]. Maybe if you keep your brain in the “off” position it makes sense.
But Timothy McVeigh was not Muslim to my knowledge,
nor was the “Unabomber,” Theodore Kaczynski.
nor was Hitler,
nor was Mussolini.
I could go on but it’s a waste of time.
As far as Obama being Muslim? I’ll just use a quote because people way smarter than I have already written about it:
“As political rumors go, these are of a piece with John McCain's illegitimate black baby: Too ugly for polite company, the stories thrive on e-mail and talk-radio hearsay, and though they're trivial to debunk (the truth is just a Web search away), the lies seem possessed of uncanny sticking power. Polls show belief in the Obama-is-a-Muslim rumor now hovers at around 10 to 13 percent, up from single digits last December.
In March, as part of a New York Times Magazine article on the science behind myth busting, I spoke to several rumor experts about Obama's efforts to fight the Muslim claim. In politics, conventional wisdom holds that the best way to neutralize a whisper campaign is to ignore it.”
If you’re going to critique a political candidate at least stick to the issues."
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Blicky is out of town this week on a research fellowship in Rome, so once again I'll have to generate his blog entries. I believe he is combining it with a multi-national lecture tour.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Please grow, broccoli! We mixed in nice kitchen compost, cow manure and bone meal in when we planted so hopefully the soil is good. Our gate looks pretty professional, doesn't it?
This is one of my inspirations for our ornamental garden. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Not only is is a beautiful place to walk and admire, but they have special events like sculpture exhibits. I love woodland gardens and it's a nice way to learn more about indigenous plants. We have a bunch of pink Lady's Slippers on our land that I would love to move gently so everyone can enjoy them. I'm also obsessed with cinnamon ferns lately and I keep looking for roadside specimens to snatch shamelessly since there are none on our land. They seem to love little brooks so I'd probably need to water them a bit. I'll post more pictures of the garden as it hopefully approaches the images I have in my mind. I keep thinking of Fern Hill by Dillon Thomas when I think about the garden I hope to create. This is one of our faerie houses that the girls and I love to build. This one we made for the faerie town they have at the Maine Botanical Gardens.