Rambling Idiot Sez What?

I dare you to read this so-called “speech” all the way through without laughing or crying or gagging or having to go puke or something. This sounds like a drunk at the bar & honestly, if I was the barmaid, I would have already cut him off. WTF

TheZoo

cant look at trumps face

At the GOP “Retreat” in Baltimore, trump spit out a whole bunch of words. The transcript is from the Washington Post, with the caveat that it “was compiled from uncorrected closed captioning. (Some of the transcribing errors are pretty funny, BTW.) It’s pretty long, as trump supposedly spoke for 70 minutes. I’m leaving it in all-caps, but I tried to break it up where trump jumped from one topic to another.

THANK YOU, IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC. A LOT OF POWER. A LOT OF POWER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND YOUR DEVOTION, TO OUR NATION . I AM DELIGHTED TO BE HERE WITH SO MANY TERRIFIC REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. YOU ARE TERRIFIC. I WANT TO THANK OUR AMAZING LEADERSHIP TEAM, REPUBLICAN WHIP AND ONE OF THE BRAVEST MEN I KNOW, STEVE SCALISE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] CONFERENCE CHAIR LIZ CHENEY, THANK YOU, LIZ. [APPLAUSE] NRCC CHAIR TOM…

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Writing advice

Peedeel's Blog

Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you.

James Baldwin
Paris Review spring 1984

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World Trade Center Remembered

A must read.

Envisioning The American Dream

World Trade Center

From The Vault:

I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall.

Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy suburbs. Without cable or satellite hooked up there was no television service, so was dependent on an old Zenith radio to keep me in touch with the news of outside world.

News of the 9/11 tragedy found its way to me through the antiquated airwaves of a vintage Bakelite radio making the experience similar to listening to London during the Blitz. The news of the first plane hitting the Tower was rife with rumors and uncertainties. Was it a small private plane, perhaps  an accident?

September 11 was my husband’s  first day as a commuter. When he got out of the subway near his office blocks from the World Trade…

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Support World Suicide Prevention Day

Fractured Faith Blog

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every 40 seconds a person chooses to take their own life. All life is precious and every suicide is preventable. The problem is as prevalent and relevant in Northern Ireland, where I live, but it also affects your community. Many of us feel powerless against suicide but we can do more, so much more, to help loved ones, friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Join us today by:

  • Improving awareness of suicide as a global mental health problem.
  • Improve your knowledge of what can be done to prevent suicide.
  • Reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
  • Help those struggling with suicidal thoughts know that they are not alone.

No age group is unaffected by suicide but it is the second leading cause of death amongst 15-29 year olds. You can make a difference, be it in a public or private capacity. I encourage you to take…

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Connecting with the sacred

Beautiful.

Holistica2be

Connecting with the sacred

Our world is so sacred. Sacredness resides all around, not just beyond. Look at a tree, a bird, a mountain, look with spiritual eyes and you will see that “All that is” is alive. And even in midst of urban environment, look well, because you will be able to find/see the sacred there. There are so many natural sanctuaries all around. A flower that erupts from the concrete, a butterfly that comes to greet you along with the sun rays, the hypnotizing glow of the moon light, the bird that sings on your windowsill or even the small plant pot at your home – they all carry the sacredness of Nature/Earth.

Being clairvoyant is a blessing in perceiving the sacredness all around. The sacredness in all things/beings shines brighter naturally in front of my “eyes”. Seeing their light aligns me with the Sacred/Divine. The outer sacredness reminds me of my…

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Isis, Women & Magic in Antiquity

This is SO interesting! Please take a read! I tend to find magic everywhere I go, so the idea that religion & magic is intertwined is not a foreign one. This is one of my favorite blogs; I look forward to Isidora’s postings. Enjoy!

Isiopolis

The astral light!
The astral light!

With a subject like magic, one of the first things you have to do is define what you mean by “magic.”One of my personal definitions is, “magic is what happens when we DO religion.” This works for me because I tend to consider all my spiritual practices as magical. You’ve no doubt heard a number of others, such as Crowley’s famous statement that magick (with a k for him) is “the Science and Art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.”

Mr. Crowley in full ritual gear. "Who told you you could take my picture?"
Mr. Crowley in full ritual gear. “Who said you could take my picture?”

Or Dion Fortune’s version in which consciousness is changed in conformity with will. Starhawk,inThe Spiral Dance, defines it as“the art of sensing and shaping the subtle, unseen forces that flow through the world, of awakening deeper levels of consciousness beyond the rational” and emphasizes that magic is natural, not supernatural.

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High recognitions . . .Astarte, the mediator

Purplerays

“Astarte is a mediator of the Nature Beings radiations that come from divine purity and permeate all worlds. She acts as a transformer, modifying these radiations so that the earthly human beings can absorb them. Astarte’s activity is mainly geared toward the earthly femininity. She awakens and strengthens the sense of modesty and fidelity.”

– Roselis von Sass -(The author draws inspiration from “The Grail Message” by Abdrushin)

Text and image source: Garden of Illuminations on Facebook

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Pessimistic About 2020

AndCon

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Personal Note:

Long time no see. I’ve been at my new job about 8 months and I like it, including the mostly bearded white male people that surround me. The city, well that takes some getting used to. I’m afraid it will be another few years before I consider myself an Oregonian or a Portlander. I have figured out the public transportation system (mostly). I took a sabbatical from the internet, which has been refreshing. I feel like a new person.
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This is supposedly Bernie Country (TM). In the 2016 primaries, Oregon selected Sanders over Clinton 56-42, and the only statewide poll I could find for the 2020 primaries has Sanders leading Biden 27-26 (with no one else in double-digits). Either way, we can expect Oregon to go blue in the general election.

But to hear people talk ? and almost everyone I hear talk is a Democrat…

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To Argue My Faith

damn straight

First Draft

This asshole:

Of course it’s just regular old white bigotry, and nothing to do with Christianity at all, but what interests me immensely is this woman’s all-too-common misconception that having “faith” in something means you’re above reproach, you don’t have to back your shit up, you you get to say or do whatever you want and nobody can criticize you.

“I don’t want to argue my faith,” she says, when asked how her faith dictates this stance that mixed-race marriages can’t be performed in her banquet hall.

Oh, honey, does Yahweh have some bad news for you. Nowhere in…

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