Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Knife-cutting Level

Late evening purrs, my adorable and angelic-smiling Big Kittens... it was a sunny warm day and the skies were mostly blue... the Kougar’s brain is in semi-malfunction mode after a day of necessary shopping stuff to keep hide and home together. To say the tension is thick out there in small city-landia... well, it’s almost at knife-cutting level.
Folks are scared and with good reason. Folks are terrorized, too, by simply how their lives are turning out, or not turning out. You can see it on their faces, sharp lines of worry and confusion. People rarely smile, or not like they used to do. Yeah, they keep functioning, keep doing those things that resemble a normal life, but they’re scared about the future and they’re scared about all the cameras at every intersection, or the increasing level of big brother... they feel the noose tightening, the trap about to spring.
At the same time, there are now three places in our beloved country where those in law enforcement are suggesting, publicly, the people arm themselves because they no longer have the person-power to offer any real protection. One is Ohio. Another is a county in Texas, the Sheriff of Hudspeth is telling folks to get guns. And there’s another place in Illinois where law enforcement is encouraging the purchase of weapons by it’s residents.
Plus, the state of Arizona is looking at passing a bill that says any gun made within it’s borders is not subject to so-called federal regulation. Yep, this is technically ass-backwards, since states are supposed to tell the federal government what to do via their citizens telling them what to do. However, for Arizona, this is a last ditch effort to maintain some of their sovereignty.
What’s also interesting, and encouraging, more and more folks are running for local offices because they want control back over their own lives, their own communities.

Do you really want a government where the mentality equals a congress person who actually believes the island of Guam can tip over... like a boat, if everyone stands on one side?

Did you know that before the Civil War, folks were considered to be free men, or free individuals? After the war that was changed to if you don’t *declare* yourself a free man, then you are considered to be a ward of the state, or their slave if they so declare and get away with it. It’s like that stupid ugly opt-out stuff on a credit card. If you don’t specifically tell them to opt you out, then they think they’re free to sell your financial and personal info at any time, and anywhere to anyone. Actually, they aren’t, but they abuse the law every single day in every way they can get away with... just like most institutions in this day and age.

Apologies, my most loved Kittens, for all the *downer* stuff, but the times demand as much truth-telling as possible.


Authoress news and mews ~

Yes! Whinnies... the cover of STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME is featured, along with many others, in Siren-BookStrand’s ad in Romantic Times magazine.

When Species Collide
By Pat Cunningham

This one comes courtesy of Pennsylvania Game News magazine, of all places. Coyotes aren’t native to Pennsylvania; the state was a wolf-only zone until around the 1890s. Over the last 60 years or so, however, a coyote-like predator slipped into PA and made itself at home.

Wahooo Congrats to Gem Sivad ~

Breed True just received a 5 Spur Review from Love Western Romances. Now this means a lot to me, because this is a magazine that only reviews western romances.

According to Rose~

“Breed True starts off with a bang…after the initial explosion of activity, the author sets out to help the reader unravel Jewel’s life, one piece of the puzzle at a time.


Erotica~ Old West Style

by Gem Sivad

I just finished the second book in my series, The Bounty Hunters: 5 Card Stud. The tough hombre` at the left is the image in my mind I have of Snake McCallister, bounty hunter and all around Texas bad-ass.
Sometimes readers shy away from western romance, thinking perhaps there's nothing erotic or sexy about the Old West.


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 470 ~

Sylva gawked at the amazing sight before her, even though she had no time to really stop and stare. Three huge sort-of airships hovered a few feet off the ground. Yellowish illumination from one of them led to a large entrance. Zeke hurried them toward it. Sylva was aware he took care not to move her along faster than she could go. Her breath stolen more from what she witnessed than their fast pace, Sylva blinked, trying to see inside once they stood at the square opening. She saw nothing. Zeke tossed their cases inside. His hands spanned her waist.

Zeke seized his precious wife’s waist. “Up you go, darlin’.” He felt her tense as he lifted her swiftly. Having no time to explain anything about the transport, Zeke swung her inside. As quickly, he jumped aboard. Instantly, the two-panel door closed, and they stood inside one of the ranch’s long-flight ships. With their body weight naturally lessened by the operational physics of the ship, Zeke semi-floated toward his Sylva. She stood transfixed, her body stiff as a board. “This is so weird, I don’t know what to do,” his bride softly uttered. Instinctively, she tried to hold onto something.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 469 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~
http://passionateink.org/forum ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through December 2009 flashes ~ http://theromancestudio.com ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

~~~ Do not comply with the corporate Borg. Resistance is victory. ~~~
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~~~ Remember, knowledge and truth make us unfit to be slaves. ~~~
~~~ May the FDA burn in the hell it’s made for all of us, immediately!!! ~~~


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Loving smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

~gulp~ I really do hate the thought of anyone and everyone out there packing steel. :(

Savanna Kougar said...

I understand your feelings. Though, in cities where there is a whole lot of folks with guns, statistically, there's a lot less crime.
In one town, I can't remember which one, every resident was required to own a gun. There haven't been any robberies there.

I think part of the problem is that most of us haven't learned how to handle a gun properly. We're not used to them, now.
Used to be it was just part of the culture like it still is in some areas of the country.
And, there's been a massive campaign to make folks think guns are dangerous. No more dangerous than a hammer, or a butcher's knife in the wrong hands.
We've been taught to fear them, sadly. Instead of use them in a good way.