What's running though my mind comes through in my walk / True feelings are shown by the way that I talk. ~MCA Adam Yauch 1964-2012

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Supreme Court reduces Exxon oil spill damages - Jun. 25, 2008

Supreme Court reduces Exxon oil spill damages - Jun. 25, 2008

And people say the oil companies don't rule this country.

A company that makes billions of dollars in profit, instead of paying for an environmental disaster of their doing that took place almost 20 years ago, chose to use part of of those profits for their legal team to fight the lawsuits of said disaster...and get their way!!

I would say unbelieveable.....but it isn't. It's just typical Dubya Administration B-S.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies - CNN.com

George Carlin

Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies - CNN.com

Just woke up, logged on to my news, and saw the news that George Carlin died of heart failure yesterday afternoon. He was one of my favorite comedians. His acts were not only funny, but thought-provoking.

I am going to miss him, as I am sure my mother will. She was who introduced me to the sheer genius of George Carlin.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Baby Toads

These little boogers are everywhere in my back yard. My youngest and I were about to mow our back yard and we saw baby toad after baby toad. We couldn't bear to just mow over them, so I tried to catch as many as I could and released them either in my garden or in the tree line. We also constructed a toad abode in the garden, just in case one decided to make it his home.

The little speck on the bowl is one of the toads I released that found its way to our toad abode!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Midsummer reflections

Litha fae
It's been a rough year for me. Spiritually, emotionally, physically...I tend to feel drained. In the process of it all, I have strayed away from my spiritual path...no longer paying attention to the rhythms of the Earth, no longer honoring the Sabbats, no longer having faith in the magic around us. Today, on this Midsummer, I do not plan of working any magic, because it is not wise to work magic when one is drained, but do plan on honoring the God as the sun is at its strongest and the light is at its longest. I plan to reflect on the ever elusive balance that I seek and make a wish to be stronger. I guess tonight will be a sort of homecoming...one back to my spirituality.

Blessed be to all on this Midsummer!

Photos of my simple Midsummer altar....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bush asks Congress to clear way for offshore oil drilling - CNN.com

Bush asks Congress to clear way for offshore oil drilling - CNN.com

Yes, of, course, Dubya! Gotta make sure you get as much as you can in oil profits before your tenure is up. Hey, I got a better idea....how about putting your attention towards all that technology out there that would sustain us so we DON'T have to drill for offshore or Alaskan Wilderness oil. Oh, that's right! That would slow the millions of dollars that your family and rich oil buddies take in every year from oil profits and systematically screwing over the American public while your Saudi friends house terrorists....

I especially like the quote from Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts:

"The White House has become a ventriloquist for the oil and gas industry, repeating the requests of the oil and gas industry -- that they be allowed to destroy the most pristine areas of our country."

My new addiction: Planet Green

How great is this channel? This is the channel that used to be Discovery Home and now it has changed it's format to an all green channel. Not only does it have a really interesting series called "Greensburg", it also has scores of shows that have some fantastic information about how to go green.

One thing I saw today....a solar powered cell phone charger! It was on "Living with Ed" and as soon as I saw it, I went right to my computer to look for it. Imagine, charging your cell with the energy of the sun!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Matthew Broderick is buff!

I don't post on celebrities too often. I am usually talking politics and the like, but every once I like to post on the lighter side of things.

Today I was reading the Celebrity Babies blog and saw this photo of Matthew Broderick.

Can I say "Holy S*^t?" Matthew Broderick is buff!! When has Matthew Broderick ever been buff? I am straining my memory trying to remember when Matthew Broderick was ever buff!

I know this Matthew Broderick.....

That's the Matthew Broderick I know.....this is messing with my head.....

Matthew Broderick is buff?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

An observation.....

I have never made it a secret that I am a follower of Celtic pagan traditions, so I wanted to make an observation.

The New Moon is the time when the Moon is not visible in the sky. In magic, it is also a time for new beginnings and ventures. What's interesting is that the New Moon was yesterday, the same day that Barack Obama clinched the Democratic Nomination.

I think this, my friends, is a great omen!!

Obama crosses historic milestone - CNN.com

Obama crosses historic milestone - CNN.com

I didn't want to celebrate yet yesterday when the news was coming that Barack Obama would have the nomination by the end of the night because I wanted to make sure it was going to happen. I feel like I have to pinch myself and I am elated!!

I feel a change in the air now. I feel that there is hope for this country after 8 years of Dubya politics. Now is the time to take this country back to what it's supposed to be....what it's meant to be!!

Barack Obama for President!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Funny "Stone Soup"

I love the comic, Stone Soup. Today's was a cute one.....I seem to share the same "sarcasm switch" that the girl has!