~~ John Muir, American Naturalist ~~
Symmetry on the Galway Estuary
Hajime…. For reasons which shall remain mysterious, today’s intro will set a new record for brevity. To do so, I’ll need to dump y’all off at the oyster beds rather abruptly; it can’t be helped. To keep to the plan, this is all you get…. I know, a pain, but, needs must, Mr. Windigate, so, we’re outta here….
Shall we Pearl?….
~~ Marcus Aurelius ~~
Image from startreknews.net via Google Images
When the internet became ubiquitous, an internet version of Star Trek began to show up online, in movies an episodes made by various fans. This movie is one of those released last year some time, and lives up to all its history…. Enjoy!…. Oh, and, there are more on the You Tube page where this resides….
Star Trek: Renegades
I got nothin’ today…. Here is a discussion of politics from 2013, with a short rant from 2012….. It’s all still valid information, only, now, it’s worse by a factor of about 4…..
To attempt to soothe the ruffled feathers of my friend who wants me to rant, I give you now a rant from 2012, post-election category…. It kind of fits in with the morality play above…. sort of, maybe…. any who, enjoy…..
“Integrity is when what you say, what you do, what you think, and who you ARE all come from the same place.” — Madelyn Griffith-Haynie
Okay, I know we are all probably sick to death of politics, and the election, and everyone would like to have a break from talking and thinking about it….. I know I am. So, I’ll try to make this fairly short, and make it the last political diatribe for at least a day or two. It may be possible, if nothing in the news jumps up to stimulate my outrage (which may be on a short vacation itself….. I hope. I could do with the emotional space….).
Any who…. here is what I was thinking when I came across this little gem…. What if we devised a test, that in some way would enable us, as voters, to determine the relative status of each of the candidates according to this rule? A way, as it were, to measure their degree of integrity, which is something I think we can all agree would be a good thing to see in a politician, unlikely as it may be. If we could, say, set up a scale of integrity, and make it law that a person had to score in the top 5% of the scale in order to merely be eligible for office, I think we might see a whole new set of politicians, who had never before been seen in public.
In fact, in thinking about the current crop of those in office, it is entirely possible that ALL of those in office now might not be eligible…. I am not excluding the President, out of fairness, though I personally believe he might score in the top 10%…. I still have questions about some of the stuff he has signed that didn’t seem to be very well publicized, as they didn’t exactly fit with his image….. The newest version of the Patriot Act, the NDAA, that he signed last New Year’s Day comes immediately to mind….
I don’t care if he did try to mitigate some of the deleterious effects of the law, he still signed the damn thing, thereby seriously endangering a number of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. Plus, the method he used to keep it from the public awareness was rather suspect, in my mind, and reminiscent of the old days under Nixon, Johnson, Reagan, and the two Shrubs, may they all rot in whatever level of Hell they are destined to occupy….. (I know, I know…. not being a Christian, that curse has little weight, but, hey, it’s a pretty clear indicator of my opinion of all of them….)
As I suspect it might, this grew to be somewhat more than I intended it to be, so I’ll cut it short here. But, my suggestion above, about the test for integrity that should be a given for political aspirants, is completely serious, and I wanted to get that out. Maybe by the next election, we can get the rest of the country to buy into it…. which should be interesting, and fun. I’ll be looking forward to the expressions on the faces of all the supporters of those now in office, when their people gloriously fail to pass the test…. and to the results it will have on society, should it ever be adopted…. I don’t see any way at all that it could do anything that wouldn’t improve the situation…..
It down, until at last it came to be,
For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.
~~ John Bunyan — Pilgrim’s Progress, Apology for his Book ~~
Poems, alas, don’t chase through my head,
bumping and pushing each other like brothers at dinner.
They’re more ripped out of my innards, instead.
Time and circumstance reveal no ultimate winner.
Simmering and bubbling near my unconscious mind
these maddening rhymes blind me sans glimmer.
Building until bursting as if to be dined and wined,
the remaining denizens appear much slimmer.
Fiery visions retain such glorious fatal dimension,
in retrospect, yet fail to leave a permanent scar,
until blessed, or cursed, with focused attention,
singing, crying, bleeding, fast as a movie star.
Pretty soon can’t be soon enough, she said
to a chameleon colored thief bathed in moonlight.
Fancy candles in stripes of blue, gold, and red
foster honest dreams in shades of white.
Passage to daylight is problematic, at best:
beastly ghosts of insomniacs cast no shadow.
Even judges with robes can pass the wrong test
while the rest of us go with what we know.
~~ gigoid ~~
“I think I am! I think I am!”
~~ the little engine that philosophized ~~
“The unexamined life is not worth living to a human.”
~~ Attributed by Plato to Socrates, Apology ~~
“Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.”
~~ Walt Kelly, Putluck Pogo ~~
“Als das Kind noch Kind war,
gab es diese Fragen:
Warum bin ich mich, und warum nicht dich?
Warum bin ich hier, und warum nicht dort?”
(“When the child was a child,
there were these questions:
Why am I me, and why not you?
Why am I here, and why not there?”)
~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~
“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.”
~~ Publius Syrus (42 BC) — Maxim 780 ~~
“Except for our thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.”
~~ Descartes ~~
“Self-trust is the essence of heroism…
It speaks the truth, and it is just,
generous, hospitable, temperate,
scornful of petty calculations,
and scornful of being scorned.
It persists; it is of an undaunted boldness,
and of a fortitude not to be wearied out.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, _Essays_ ~~
“It takes a very long time to become young.”
~~ Pablo Picasso ~~
“It is the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It is the dream afraid of waking
that never takes a chance.
It is the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.”
~~ Bette Midler, The Rose ~~
Well, there you have it; yet another mess from gigoid’s fertile mind. I make no apologies, nor have I any regrets, other than to find it done before actually being fully awake. We’ll see how it flies before making any judgments. Meantime, I’ve got stuff, so, I will see y’all tomorrow, should the wherewithal to do so find its way into my presence…. Odds are good, once again….
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…
When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.
Which is Why….
Sometimes I sits and thinks,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….
Where be Leelu? On days that I am full of myself I write and write and save them as drafts…that way when I have one of those days I have something to fall back on…..some days we deserve a break from the morons and their little pathetic problems……chuq
She’s sleepin’ in front of the heater…. I know what you mean re: a break. I’ve been rant free for about a week…. Just a phase, I guess…. Today I get to go let some of it out on our energy giant here in Cali… they’ve been fucking with me, & I’m gonna give some of it back….
Fun for me….
Have a day, mon ami….
That should help you feel better….that is depending on their attitude……you too my friend….chuq
SMiLes my FriEnd..
yes.. in the end
now and the
down now to
Oh.. the balance.. oh
the culture.. oh the
FiN Insanity of
scores of thousands
of years.. foRager then
human being.. wHere
Sharing was the law
and The Semen
of Life was sacred and
sharing sex was the
way to human
peace no less
not just my
A Science studied
phenomenon in a
for me at
the B and A
yesterday.. only confirming
what i for one know and feel
as truth and liGht now.. both from
studying the Nature of Humans
and Bonobos in the wiLd..
now our closest primate
cousins.. and only one
position of sex..
tongue kissing as well..
and same sex female
genital rubbing and
their public parts..
and while some folks may
be saying disgusting.. bull
shit.. the only reason animals
lick the parts of others like
is to feel the
receptors.. and in general
the emotional contagion
for the hunting.. gatheRinG
and shaRinG of Life.. reducing
all agression.. violence.. warring..
while the ignorant psychopathic
leaning folks in Iran.. cover up
adulteresses to their head
these really smart
humans didn’t just
have single or only
double parent families..
they had up to double
digit and more fathers
where the Semen and
of more than one father in
the ways of the forage of life..
was seen as a positive way of
sharing the Holy Semen as a
sacred sacrament of Life.. instead
of nasty disgusting.. humans now.. who use
it as a violent tool of defacement of women..
to share the dark.. of owning women and collecting
them as no more than cars with moving parts
to keep in garages..
or all covered
up in clothes..
But of course the real
insanity is huge populations
of humans in desolate areas
of the earth with few
where tools.. become the
functional disability of life..
making humans softer..
and to add greater
misery and suffering to
the torture.. they are spoon
fed shovels of mental stress..
in sitting still positions.. enduring
the tension and somatic pains
is the final
Anyway.. as i said
before.. there are no easy
answers.. and again as stated
over and over iN ‘this’ blog.. social
acceptance iS a vital instinct for
human survival in tribal
to accommodate a
land of few resources
and harsh environmental
conditions.. is the spoon-fed
rule of life in cultures.. or religions
or whatever metal chalice that
holds the rules
to at least
survive long enough
to reproduce folks
into the same
if i was born in another
country.. or not retired now
from disability and challenge
meeting that challenge and doing
all of this now.. my boat could still
be pain and suffering..
but i found a
but yeah.. still
writing way too
much.. and sitting
still way too much..
and that is my problem
too.. a self-fulfilling sacrifice
as well.. in attempting to do
everything i can to help
hells.. so sure
a price for Love..
a price of cou
D O M
SO.. now.. sand dance
with clouds and Sun iN Nature
for me.. to connect back out of
faux life to real life in
And yes PS.. then and now..
the Beatles ARE prophets
of the God of Nature..
Baby and no
need to imagine
Heaven when it is
NOW.. just now..
in a warm
a moonlit campfire
of niGht.. with other Human
Beings with the SPark of God
living from head to toe.. and
yes.. like.. LIKE one should much
more now.. for peace and
bliss from tip
Floor of Vagina..
The truth and liGht
Feels Good.. God lives
in US.. and PleaSure
Way of Reward
with ways of action
and consequence also
known as just doing
struggle.. to show
God a bad time..
there is NO
GOD OF NATURE
of God in Blood
Sweat and Tears
in Smiles and Laughs
or go to
GOD IS REAL..
IS REAL NOW..
and people do have
A GREAT DEAL! of relative
free WiLL to get TO
Two thoughts come to mind… One is a quote, by someone whom I currently can’t think of, that goes, “The books that seem to most influence me are those I am currently reading.”…. I think it was GK Chesterton, or a contemporary…. maybe Shaw. Anywho, it shows as true today in your dance across the keyboard….
Second is, I sit too much too…. but, then, don’t we all in this world?….
Working on the last, will get to your latest…. Never thought I’d meet someone with whom I couldn’t keep up on reading…. but, I can never resist a challenge…..
See ya, brother
SMiLes.. my friend..
Challenge and Change
iS both the dArk
and spice of
a little/lot of both
for me.. currently
too.. my friend