Friday, April 16, 2010

Spotted on a bumper in Juneau, AK

HT to Andrew Sullivan

Friday cat blogging

And finally, Tommie. He has some sort of critters that are causing bare spots. I managed to get some stuff on him tonight to try to get rid of them. So now you've seen all my cat clan. There are other critters who eat here but the crows won't let me take photos and the others are night people.

Friday shuffle

1. Game of Love - Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders
2. It's a Happening Thing - Peanut Butter Conspiracy
3. Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
4. You Baby- Turtles
5. Elgar: O Wild West Wind! - Finzi Singers
6. Softly as a Morning Sunrise - Emily Remler
7. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
8. Lousiana - Jan Garber
9. You Tried to Ruin My Name - Wilma Lee Cooper
10. I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher

I'm surprised so little classical music came up this time and equally surprised to find YouTube videos for Emily Remler and Jan Garber. There are lots of Wilma Lee Cooper but none of that song.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring 2010

The neighbor's yard is covered with tiny blue flowers.
Meanwhile the first violets of 2010 appeared in the driveway.
But the oak tree is still reluctant to give up last year's leaves.
Photos are embigginable.

Friday cat blogging on Thursday

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

The collapsing white male power structure

The Anglican Communion is splintering - if voluntary association can yield splinters - thanks to white males who believe they and only they have all right knowledge about Godde and the Bible. Yes, I know the Africans are not white but they are financed by wealthy American white males.

The Roman Catholic Church is headed by white males who seem convinced of their infallibility and determined to convince their flock that they had nothing to do with the men who abused others despite damning evidence to the contrary.

The majority of the people saying untrue and nasty things about the Obama administration and refusing to do anything for their constituents seem to be white males who once upon a time held power and will do and say anything to regain it. Even the teabaggers, bless their naive, uneducated souls, seem to be populated by older white males.

White males are losing the control they once had of the US and Europe and many Christian denominations. Their desperate attempts to maintain control are destroying the US, the Roman Catholic Church and other organizations once their exclusive playgrounds.

How can we encourage them to grow, convince them they are still important to society, let them know they are loved while tempering their testosterone driven fear/mistrust/hatred of women, LGBTs, non-whites?