Desert Cat's Paradise
"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." - Proverbs 27:12.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
...for those who may wish to understand further Hello, Friend, Now Please Go AwayComments
(copied from that link--bold is my emphasis )
I've always been bemused by the fact that I appear "unfriendly" so much of the time. As long as I can remember, people have been telling me (eventually) that when they met me they saw me as "aloof" and unfriendly. Their subsequent conclusion, if they spend enough time with me to glimpse what I certainly see as the basic friendliness of my nature, is that I must be "shy."
Thankfully I am just outside the boundaries of the Autism spectrum. But I do share some of the peculiarities of those with Asperger's, in case anyone is interested in actually understanding me.
Another very good essay from the same author.
Just a snippet from that essay:
What we have in common is the experience of feeling, on a very deep level, like an alien in human society. This has been my experience since I was a small child and couldn't understand the others of my age with whom I was lumped by school and custom. They did and said and wanted things that were inexplicable, as far as I was concerned. I was a quiet, passive child who didn't get into much trouble. At home, I got along fine with my family (all older than I), and I could enjoy being with adult friends of my parents. But kids my age were foreign to me. As I grew up, I learned to behave "normal" to a fair degree -- although I was always much more successful in my "passing" with adults than with age peers.(5) Becoming socialized as "normal" when you're not can lead to a particular form of "double consciousness." One on-line friend put it this way:The "others" are sublimely unaware of their own oddities, as seen by AS eyes, but quick to detect the odd in us. Hence the early-learned habit of appearing as "normal" as possible.
My boss and my friends may think it strange that someone as intelligent and capable as I am turns so "clueless" now and then. But they get over it. They never seem to see the pattern inscribed by my "lapses," however, unless I "come out" with it.
"Clueless" is a common epithet thrown at me. But it comes from having a slightly different model of brain than the "normals" around me ('Model AS-1' instead of 'Model NT'). Click the link to read the rest.
posted by Desert Cat @ 12:12 PM | permalink
New poll is bad, bad news for Obama, Democrats | Washington ExaminerComments
The poll has other bad news for Democrats and President Obama. The percentage of people who believe the country is on the wrong track has risen six points since April. The percentage of people who approve of the way Obama is handling the economy has dipped below 50 percent for the first time. The percentage of people who approve of his handling of the health care issue is 41 percent, with 46 percent disapproving. The percentage of people who have a positive opinion of Obama is down nine points since April. The percentage of people who say the president has strong leadership qualities, can be trusted to keep his word, will work with people of different viewpoints, is likable -- all those numbers are down.
posted by Desert Cat @ 10:09 AM | permalink
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Theo Spark: Obamacare - a reading of the bill so far, just to Page 498 - frighteningComments
And of course there are still 500 pages left to go. I will be watching this site to see what other horrors are uncovered.
posted by Desert Cat @ 6:19 PM | permalink
The Hawaii Statute that permits the issuance of a birth certificate for children born outside Hawaii.Comments
All that is necessary is for the parent(s) to prove their legal residency in Hawaii for one year prior to the birth.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
Also of interest: New doubts revealed in Obama's nativity story, and noted for reference: Hawaiian newspapers don't prove birthplace.
Update: Don your tinfoil hat for this one, and hang on to your seat--Is Obama the secret son of Malcolm X?
posted by Desert Cat @ 1:25 PM | permalink
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:31 AM | permalink
From The Memsahib: On My Bucket List--Looking for a Wife--SurvivalBlog.com
This is poignant...and kind of funny at the same time.
As followers of survivalblog know, The Memsahib (James Rawles' wife) has been very ill. Her doctors tell her she now has maybe two months to live. One of the final "to-do" tasks she has given herself is to vet her replacement.
Ladies, the line forms to the right.
posted by Desert Cat @ 7:58 AM | permalink
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Obama Presidential Eligibility - An Introductory PrimerComments
Noted for reference. And for those of you interested in what the issues are.
Update: More here from the perspective that the birth certificate issue is moot and that there are stronger arguments to be made on the basis of the "natural born citizen" requirement.
posted by Desert Cat @ 3:41 PM | permalink
Five Firms Hold 80% of Derivatives Risk, Fitch Report Finds - Risk Management - CFO.comComments
Concentrated, in fact, among a mere handful of financial-services giants. About 80% of the derivative assets and liabilities carried on the balance sheets of 100 companies reviewed by Fitch were held by five banks: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. Those five banks also account for more than 96% of the companies' exposure to credit derivatives.When I read the title to this article I fully expected to find what this paragraph reveals. Yes folks, the top five Too Big To Fail institutions that are calling all of the shots in Washington today are the ones holding the bag on the toxic radioactive derivatives.
Are you at all surprised that this "bailout" and "stimulus" are designed primarily to benefit them and not Main Street?
Sharpen your pitchforks, peasants. You may need to use them soon.
You know, for all of the socialism that is being crammed down our throats, the one piece of socialism that I would not mind seeing at this point (but will never see) is for these five institutions to be nationalized, folded, and the assets parceled off back to responsible players in the private sector. Damn them and their principals to hell (and I mean that literally)!
posted by Desert Cat @ 10:23 AM | permalink
posted by Desert Cat @ 9:03 AM | permalink
Monday, July 27, 2009
People think Christianity is about God making you happy.Comments
It is about God breaking you and making you to be more like himself.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. Ephesians 5:25-30
(You may think I am repeating a trite christianism if you wish. You do not understand if you have not lived it.)
posted by Desert Cat @ 9:42 PM | permalink
Hawaii: Obama birth certificate is realComments
In an attempt to quash persistent rumors that President Obama was not born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961, Hawaii's health director reiterated this afternoon that she has personally seen Obama's birth certificate in the Health Department's archives.
So, if you want to "quash the rumors", then what would be so very difficult about SHOWING US A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE **LONG FORM** BIRTH CERTIFICATE?!
His persistent refusal to do so, like John Kerry's persistent refusal to release his military records, will continue to fuel this "rumor" until his last day in office.
The short form does not unequivocally establish his birth in Hawaii. The long archive form of the birth certificate will list the hospital he was (?) born in and the doctor who attended his birth. The short form may only establish that Baby Obama was presented to the authorities as having been born in Hawaii, possibly at home. In that circumstance the state of Hawaii did routinely issue birth certificates, but the long form would not indicate a hospital or attending doctor in that case. They did not require proof that the baby was born as claimed.
So of course it is logical to assume that the extreme reticence in releasing the long form is circumstantial evidence that it contains this particular ambiguity that would further fuel the claims that he was indeed born in Kenya and not Hawaii.
End the controversy. Show us the long form.
posted by Desert Cat @ 7:35 PM | permalink
Gold Market and World economy Newsletter by Egon von GreyerzComments
Happy fluffy bunny.
posted by Desert Cat @ 4:12 PM | permalink
Aspies and Borderliners: why the attraction at all?Comments
This is the first that I have heard that people with Aspergers and people with Borderline Personality Disorder have a tendency to gravitate toward each other.
Explains much, it does...
Because aspies are safe and relatively calm. And naive.
Hm hm. Yeah.
As I said, the BPD has Fear of Intimacy co-morbid with Fear of Abandonment (both irrational) whereas the Aspie (and your other comment agrees with this by implication) naturally seeks greater mental intimacy than NTs, Now-Now-Now!!!
And one wonders why one feels like one is losing their sanity after enough years...
posted by Desert Cat @ 11:22 AM | permalink
Saturday, July 25, 2009Comments
posted by Desert Cat @ 10:45 AM | permalink
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Is where we wuz. I won't clog up the main page with photos. Click on "read the rest" below for a selection.Comments
Jacques Marsh is a constructed wetland utilizing reclaimed wastewater. Oddly we were the only people at the marsh when we walked around it. I got the impression on this trip that most people who come to Pinetop tend to just hang around their cabin or condo and don't do much hiking. Or at least they did not while we were on the trail.
Being an engineer, of course I was interested in the control infrastructure. Here is a weir metering water into the next basin of the wetland.
A side note: it was the concept of constructed wetlands in the desert that first got me interested in Civil Engineering and water/wastewater specifically. Now I didn't end up with a job that had anything to do with reuse, but it still fascinates me.
We hiked down through the Thompson Creek and Billy Creek riparian areas--a 3-1/2 mile hike that convinced us we could do twice that the next day.
Twice that would have been the 7.5 miles the Timber Mesa trail was *supposed* to be. As I related below, it ended up rather longer than that. This is Jacques Marsh from up on Timber Mesa.
Not everything was hiking hiking hiking. The resort we stayed at had miniature golf amongst other diversions.
Still a bit weary from the long hike we decided to do a road-trip the following day to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. The walks through the ancient forests ended up long enough anyway.
They could easily pass for downed logs when looking at the bark side. But take a look at the end and they are no longer logs, but gorgeous log fossils with the cellulose structure completely replaced with various semi-precious stones.
The trees were washed away during some ancient cataclysmic event, then buried under thick layers of sediment and volcanic ash. The deep burial prevented the logs from decomposing and the heavily silica-laden waters gradually seeped through the pores, depositing various silica-based minerals within the structure of the logs. Over time, the carbon-based log was completely replaced with silica structures.
The ancient native Americans inhabited this area through about 1300 AD. One of the relics they left behind was a pueblo made of petrified wood.
Here your host proudly points to the doorway in a classic tourist pose.
These colorful lizards were numerous along the trails.
The weather was not quite cooperative once we got to the Painted Desert, but this pair of ravens was up for a show, wheeling and diving and floating on the strong updraft.
They were chasing each other for possession of a blue bottle cap.
After they had enough of that game I gave them another bottle cap to play with.
They didn't know quite what to make of it--pecking at it like they expected it to be edible. Apparently they're quite used to handouts here.
If the weather is messing with the scene, might as well capture the scene the weather is creating.
After that, since it was determined that I am an Ogre (see the resemblance?)--wholly incapable of apologizing for alleged insensitivities toward girlish histronics--and as we know from Shrek, it is best for ogres to live *alone*, we headed back posthaste to expedite my return to my swamp.
Now GO AWAY!!
posted by Desert Cat @ 6:57 PM | permalink
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Out of town, mostly out of touch. Today is an exception in that I am resting my weary Beinen from an over-long hike yesterday.Comments
Seems I got turned around in a complete circle while attempting to take a short-cut back to the trailhead. It was a cloudy day in a pine forest with few landmarks except a confusing criss-cross of jeep trails. Somehow three hours after starting on the detour, we found ourselves looking at our own tracks. Danged if I know how I managed that, since I thought I was choosing a path heading downhill and in the same general direction as the hiking trail. Well the short of it is that the detour added about three more miles to a seven mile hike--just a bit out of our range given our current shape. A compass would have avoided the fiasco, and a GPS unit would have made it too easy. Still we were off the trail about eight hours after getting on it, with nothing worse than a rain shower that got me wet (not Daisycat--she had a poncho) and very sore legs and feet today.
So my posting and blog-visiting is likely to remain sparse for the next couple of days yet. I will have photos to share once I get back. Meanwhile I failed to pack my camera cord and can't download any until then.
Update: Correct the above to read four and a half extra miles to a 7-1/2 mile hike, for a total of twelve miles. Uff da. No wonder it hurt. Yes, I figured out what I did wrong after scrutinizing the maps for a while. It is embarrassing to realize how totally directionally disoriented I ended up. Still realizing that a pine forest on a cloudy day is one of the most challenging environments to stay oriented in.
posted by Desert Cat @ 11:13 AM | permalink
Many Predict US Financial Collapse in SeptemberComments
Go ahead, "wait and see".
Too late will be too late.
Update: And in case you think the concerns expressed to date are overblown, consider some of Paulson's testimony regarding last year's near-meltdown:
Paulson reveals US concerns of breakdown in law and order
The Bush administration and Congress discussed the possibility of a breakdown in law and order and the logistics of feeding US citizens if commerce and banking collapsed as a result of last autumn's financial panic, it was disclosed yesterday.Of *course* they've been keeping you in the dark and feeding you BS! Do you believe me now? There it is, straight from the horse's mouth. And the duct-tape and bailing wire they used to patch the system together a year ago is on the brink of failure again.
Do not panic. But go do something to prepare. Food. Water. Basic medical supplies. A plan to Get Out Of Dodge, and a place to go when TSHTF. Get on it!
posted by Desert Cat @ 9:43 AM | permalink
Sneer all you want RINO's, Ron Paul is one of the last true fiscal conservatives left in Congress. Thankfully the purveyors of political expediency recognize the direction the wind is blowing and have lined up behind him as a solid block:Comments
As of this writing, every single Republican in the House and over 60 Democrats have co-sponsored Ron Paul’s H.R. 1207 Federal Reserve Transparency Act, which calls for an audit of the Federal Reserve. Given the current economic crisis, it turns out that many legislators are eager to see just how the Fed is able to print new money out of thin air. In the 1980’s, Paul introduced similar legislation with virtually no help from his fellow Republicans. In 2009, the entire party has lined up behind Ron Paul.
Kudos schmudos! Where were these flimsy flip-floppers before the current crisis? Busy wallowing in the pork during the Bush Administration! This has been one of Paul's crusades for years.
Nice, but don't think we've forgotten the last eight to twelve years so quickly RINO's.
posted by Desert Cat @ 9:32 AM | permalink
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I drive really slow
I larfed. Yes I did.
Commuting in from the country I'm often annoyed by the number of people on Oracle Highway that feel they simply *MUST* go 62 when I'm going 58, and so tailgate my ass until they have their chance to race around me.
Fifteen miles down the road and I can still see them, maybe only a quarter mile ahead of me.
Yeah that was so worth it, wasn't it moron?
Cruising into the construction zone in Oro Valley, I coasted down to the posted 45 mph speed limit, and as usual the morons went racing around me, still doing 62.
Then what to my wondering eyes should appear
NA-A-A-BBB!!! Got the sucka! And the second cop was radaring for the next idiot moron. Around the corner a third one had another moron pulled over.
I larfed, yes I did, a most satisfying larf!
I'm an asshole. And proud of it.
posted by Desert Cat @ 7:43 AM | permalink
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I am hearing this from several very smart sources, and their logic does make sense when you dig into it and analyze what they're saying about the actual data.Comments
Here is a good piece for your perusal:
Debt Deflation the Reason Why Government Economic Stimulus is Doomed to Fail :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website
Basically they are saying that the massive monetary and fiscal stimulus has not been sufficient to offset the massive deflation in total money (debt) caused by the credit collapse.
The worst part is that once deflation gets going there is little the powers that be can do to stop it. The example of Japan in the 1990s (and through the present) is often cited as an example.
posted by Desert Cat @ 6:05 PM | permalink
The total value of the output of goods and services of the United States over the course of a year (gross domestic product or GDP) is around $14 trillion dollars. The GDP of the entire world is around $50 trillion.Comments
By way of comparison, estimates of the total potential losses at risk from the various derivatives range upward from hundreds of trillions up to somewhere over a quadrillion, or $1000 trillion--over twenty times the productive output of the entire world for a year!
With that Sword of Damocles hanging over our collective heads, do you really think economic recovery is a realistic expectation anytime soon?
Via Mogambo Guru
Labels: financial ponderings
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:07 AM | permalink
Monday, July 13, 2009
Economist: FDIC gearing up for bank closures - Washington Business Journal:
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is gearing up to handle a large number of bank failures expected as a result of bad mortgages, both in residential and commercial real estate, an economist said Tuesday.
Keep renting people. The bottom is not in. Or if you own, sell short and take the hit now. It will only become worse in the next few months. Rent until your credit recovers, then you can buy at the bottom of the market. It won't matter if it takes five years or more before your credit is back to within the reach of another mortgage. You don't want to owe anything during that time anyway. Real estate certainly won't do much recovering before then.
Oh and those rumors of a "bank holiday"? This is just more fuel for the fire. They are actively gearing up for it. Keep at least a couple months worth of cash expenses in cash somewhere safe. By cash expenses I mean groceries, gas, utilities and other miscellaneous needs. Never mind having cash to cover your mortgage, credit card, or car payments. They can suck it up until the banks reopen. Send them a check. The check is "good", right? Just as soon as the banks reopen.
You have maybe two or three months to get your cash reserve ready, if the rumors are true. (Better yet, stock your larder with extra food and supplies *NOW*, so you don't have to join the panicked masses out on the streets. And fill a few 5 gallon gas cans with gas plus fuel stabilizer. And fill several 5 gallon water jugs with drinking water--you don't know what will happen to the utilities if people cannot pay for a few weeks, and food is no good without water.)
Don't panic. If you haven't done anything to prepare yet, you still have time to mitigate a little bit. Just get off your duff and DO IT!
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:59 AM | permalink
Ok, no pics. Sorry. I have been neglectful in the photography department. But then, when it's reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit by 3 PM every day, I'm not exactly at my most productive. I seem to *finally* be past this flu that knocked me out for a whole month last month. I still have a lingering cough, but it is not heavy on my chest like it still was last week. A little bit of fluid still coming up from where my body is still healing is all.Comments
Over the last couple of weekends I did get several components of my solar electric system mounted and partially wired up. The charge controller, the main breaker box, and the inverter are all up. This weekend I got shelves for the batteries installed. But I've run out of components and I'm out of money until after the end of the month, so I'm at a standstill on that project for now. Which is okay because Daisycat and I are off to the high country next week for a short vacation.
I'm also going to defer my solar cooling towers until after I get the awning/carport reinstalled on the farm house. I need a sheltered location for the last of my workshop stuff (table saw, woodworking bench) that have to come out of the Tucson house before closing. The awning that came with the farm house is the cheapest and easiest solution. I need to buy new anchors for the posts and one replacement post though, so this project also has to wait until next month.
Some of you may recall that I bought some native seeds this spring for an experimental rainwater-irrigated patch. With the summer rains starting, I got those planted this weekend--a rare white tepary bean and an extremely short-season field corn (60 days). Both of these were gathered and propagated by Native Seeds S.E.A.R.C.H. from Tohono-O'odham farms. I planted four hills of corn with twelve seeds in each hill, and surrounded each hill with a circle of tepary beans.
In retrospect I probably should not have planted the tepary beans that close to the corn, because the corn will probably need supplemental irrigation and the tepary beans do best without any help. We shall see. The hills are located along a wash area that I regraded last winter, and each hill has a heap of mesquite leaf litter added to it. The corn will probably need a juice of natural fertilizer once it is up (probably liquid fish fertilizer), but the tepary beans should do well without any additions.
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:00 AM | permalink
Friday, July 10, 2009
...or is it just me?Comments
Hmm...120 degrees Fahrenheit...
The outdoor sensor is in the shade on the north side of the house. Next to it is the evap cooler cell which is currently off.
Everything outdoors is hot to the touch, even metallic items that are *not* in the sun are hot. I was unloading stuff from my SUV and having a difficult time handling some stuff because it was so hot. "Just *how* hot," I wondered.
This is definitely that microclimate effect at work again. Because the "official" temperature at the Tucson airport on the other side of the mountain is only 99 degrees at this hour. I have no reason to disbelieve my thermometer. If anything the outdoor bulb is a slow reactor. It takes a while to register changes as they rise and fall, so this is not a transient anomaly. It is blazing out there. And indoors, even though the AC has been running full blast for two hours since I arrived it is still almost 90 in the house.
But...it's a "dry heat"!
Now give it a couple hours and those thunderstorms that are building may unleash their torrents. Then we will see a forty degree drop in temperature within a matter of minutes.
UPDATE: Ok, make that FIFTY degrees!
The blackness formed. Thundercracks rent the skies asunder and unleashed the torrents--yea the fire hydrants of heaven were set upon us and the vista became white with raindrops. Spent finally, the clouds limped away, and LO, the thermometer verily did read seventy degrees Fahrenheit!
Blessed be God for his Providence.
Labels: San Pedro homestead
posted by Desert Cat @ 3:13 PM | permalink
Thursday, July 09, 2009Comments
posted by Desert Cat @ 4:40 PM | permalink
The curious incident of the straight-A student with Asperger's syndrome | Life and style | The GuardianComments
"That's right!" His mother rolls her eyes; as she and I laugh, Alex is impassive, but I get the feeling he is pleased to have made us smile. It's the first hint of something more knowingly playful, and I begin to see what his mother means when she says Asperger's can be more complex than the stereotypes suggest. "If there was a cure for Asperger's," she says, "I wouldn't want it. Al's just himself."
Go ahead and shout the label.
Go ahead and tell me how miserable it makes you.
I am gone.
(It isn't true anyway. I am off the "spectrum" on the normal side.)
Labels: blogospheric navel-gazing
posted by Desert Cat @ 1:36 PM | permalink
I WILL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAYComments
FOR A HAMBURGER TODAY
California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics
Nation's Banks to Stop Accepting California IOUs After Friday
Labels: financial ponderings
posted by Desert Cat @ 10:17 AM | permalink
Vox has found a bit of data that verifies what we are certain is happening but is obscured by the fuzzy bunny happy talk emanating from the financial press: Vox Popoli: Bad omens from the BalticComments
The Baltic Dry Index decline foreshadowed the collapse of 2008. This recent decline is almost certainly indicative of serious trouble ahead for the alleged recovery. The recent decline in oil prices also points the same direction. I have to admit the stock market bear rally lasted much longer than I expected, but now we're seeing the weakness there also.
Brace yourselves kids. The second wave of trouble is about to hit.
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:42 AM | permalink
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Now I've heard it all...Comments
Ace of Spades HQ
42 year old Tatiata Kozhevnikova broke the record by lifting a 31 pound (14 kg) glass ball. According to local media, Tatiata has been exercising her vagina for fifteen years....
posted by Desert Cat @ 1:27 PM | permalink
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Oh isn't this lovely?Comments
Alcee Hastings Paves the Way for Concentration Camps
An amendment to a bill swiftly moving through the US Congress will allow the Obama Administration's Attorney General to classify Americans as domestic terrorists if they are pro-life, pro-gun and anti-big government.
Hey! Those of you "moderate Republican" sorts who pooh pooh reports of this nature? Shut your piehole for a minute and pay attention, willya? These are not the ramblings of a tin-foil deranged conspiracy theorist. This is in a couple of bills making their way through Congress, and the actual deranged nut happens to be a US Representative.
Oh, and try not to blubber when your fascist overlords come for your ass...
posted by Desert Cat @ 2:22 PM | permalink
Cool idea via survivalblog.comComments
Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet: How To : TipNut.com
This in theory would mean 2500 lbs of potatoes from one 4' x 25' standard size biointensive bed.
Of course that would require the equivalent amount of good garden soil that would come off the top foot of three or four equivalent beds, or a source of imported soil to fill up the bins.
posted by Desert Cat @ 12:18 PM | permalink
Monday, July 06, 2009
Quiet struggle for succession as Solana to step down (News Feature) - Monsters and CriticsComments
His current office is custom tailored to be filled by the antichrist (see Recommendation 666 on right sidebar). Now he plans to vacate the office in October.
As Herb Peters used to say: "stay tuned".
posted by Desert Cat @ 6:26 PM | permalink
posted by Desert Cat @ 11:04 AM | permalink
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Antynomys: HORNY DOWDY ATTACKS REAL WOMANComments
Which brings us to Maureen Dowd. She, who savages Sarah Palin, never accomplished anything more than schtupping her way to the op-ed page of the late New York Times. The quintessence of a jealous, horny, unfulfilled female she loathes a real woman. Dowdy has spent more time on her back than Nefertiti. She must be frustrated beyond coherent thought by the legion of liberal metrosexuals for whom she's played lox. She fears what she knows; real women don't need bicycles or fish. Real women and real men need each other. Infantile narcissists, which characterize all liberals and most Democrats have never achieved what Freud called the genital level of psychosexual development and are incapable of fulfilling heterosexual relationships. Hence they pursue onanistic if horribly frustrating liasions with themselves and others of their ilk. Since narcissists are omnipotent and cannot be wrong, what they do must be right. Therefore, anything else is wrong. No matter how jealous they are.
posted by Desert Cat @ 8:07 PM | permalink
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Malia Obama's birthday: President's oldest daughter will turn 11 as thousands descend on White House lawn for 4th of July -- chicagotribune.comComments
So does this little publicity stunt mean Obama's daughters are fair game for crude jokes and ugly rumor-mongering? Perhaps some late night "comedian" can now make disgusting insinuations about Malia and claim it is all fair because the Obamas have put their children in the public spotlight. Perhaps Andrew Sullivan can go on a witch hunt to try to unearth the Truth about whether Malia is really Michelle's daughter or whether she actually gave birth to herself after a brief dalliance twelve years ago.
Or does this standard only apply to the filth that love to grub around on their bellies on the political left?
posted by Desert Cat @ 9:26 PM | permalink
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Today you must choose.Comments
Tomorrow you may find yourself on the other side. Once you have passed beyond this side, once you have lost your bodily form, you have passed beyond the ability to choose. You will be carried along by whatever choices you made on this side.
Today you must choose.
Because tomorrow you want to find yourself in the hands of the One who can carry you over, the One who paid the highest price for the privilege of carrying you. Because without him you will just sink into the mire, forever lost. Without him there is no hope, because you have no more power once you have crossed over. Your power to choose, your will, all is left behind when you cross the line.
Today you must choose.
While you live you have the will, while you live you have the strength to choose. Tomorrow is too late. Tomorrow will find you without the ability to change your fate. Your fate is made today, on this side.
posted by Desert Cat @ 10:13 PM | permalink
Mogambo Guru seems a little...disturbed lately...Comments
posted by Desert Cat @ 1:19 PM | permalink
Home prices post 18.1 percent annual drop in April - Yahoo! NewsComments
There is a clear trend home prices declines are moderating — another sign the beleaguered housing market is stabilizing, according to data released Tuesday.
Hey! Good news! Prices are not screaming earthward propelled by rocket engines anymore. They're just hurtling downward at an easier terminal velocity. Any time now they oughta sprout wings from the bumps on their shoulders and SO-O-OAR!!!
Astounding what passes for good news on the highway to hell.
posted by Desert Cat @ 1:09 PM | permalink
All original material and original images are copyright (c) 2003-2013, desertcat.blogspot.com, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been pre-authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, economic, scientific, social, art, media, and cultural issues. The 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material that may exist on this site is provided for under U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Section 107, material on this site is distributed without profit to persons interested in such information for research and educational purposes. If you want to use any copyrighted material that may exist on this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
Disclaimer: Any stories, accounts of events or statements of fact herein, may be a fictionalized account of actual events or be entirely fictional. Nothing written herein is intended to be interpreted as factual or true. "Desert Cat", "Daisycat", "Momcat", and "Dadcat" are fictitious names and fictional characters and may not bear any resemblance to real persons. The use of these names is copyrighted (c) 2003-2013, desertcat.blogspot.com, and all rights are reserved.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: You are responsible for your own life. All data and information provided on this site is For Informational Purposes Only. The owner of this weblog make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or the validity of any information on this site. The owner of this weblog will not be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in this information; nor for any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use. All information provided is OPINION, and is to be used at you own risk.
COMMENT POLICY: All comments left on this weblog become the property of the blog proprietor and are subject to editing or deletion. This blog has a zero tolerance policy for comment spam. All efforts in all forms to utilize the comment section for SEO or commercial promotion purposes will be expunged and contact information will be blacklisted with Disqus. Comments that exceed stupidity limits (arbitrarily defined in the sole determination of the blog proprietor) shall be subject to editing or deletion at the sole discretion of the blog proprietor. This is not a free speech zone. If you object to any portion of this policy, your only recourse is to refrain from commenting.