Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tell Them No, No, HELL NO!

Two Glamor Cats, the actress, Ann Margret and her Big Spotted Kitty.

Tell Them No, No, HELL NO!

This is crucial, my darling kittens. Any kind of freedom on the internet will be essentially killed by this horror of a bill. Given the gov has the kill switch, yeah, unless you're a tech whiz, or know one, and are on a cyber under-system... then, too bad, they've got you, and all of us by the short hairs.

Not to mention this beyond-draconian bill is pure 'censorship' regardless of what spin/lies are being fed to the public. If 'they' can get away with this, it means down the road any author's book can 'not only be censored' at 'their' whim, but the author will likely end up in prison, or worse.

At this time, there are no more checks and balances in government, only massive and systemic corruption. .

Say the wrong thing on the internet. If your book's character thinks the wrong thing. Or, write the wrong thing by their 'judgement' like this Big Cat is doing now... and the novel, 1984, will look like paradise.
April 28, 2012

CISPA Bill Heads for The Senate: Tell Them No, No, HELL NO!

Once again, Congress has ignored the will of the people. ~ ~

Saturday into Sunday yowls, my gorgeous Glamor-Cats... dreary overcast day on the tame prairie... the Kougaress saw the wild flight of a wild turkey during her walk back from the mailbox... however, not in the way she would have wished... she stopped to move some small branches in case they were from thorn trees and disturbed the turkey hidden in the tall grass and brush near the fenceline... poor turkey flapped crazily, got caught in the wire briefly, but flew off fairly quickly, losing a couple of small down feathers... this Big Cat so hopes Turkey is okay... she so wishes she hadn't stopped. ~sighs~

Authoress news and mews ~

Thankfully, more penning done on the Kougar's WIP ~ Her Midnight Stardust Cowboys ~

From ~

Pluto's Positive Power!

Pluto can be one of the most challenging planets to deal with if it feels like making your life difficult, but it also has the power to bring about huge positive changes. Fortunately, on April 29, you'll get to feel those positive effects!

On the 29th, Pluto will join up with the Sun in a pleasant alignment that will signal an end to a recent problem. This partnership indicates that you've struggled through some situation, and Pluto demanded that you dig deep to find the root of this issue. The lessons you learned will stick with you, ensuring that you don’t make the same mistake twice. You’ve come through to the other side, and you’re now stronger, smarter and ready to take the world by storm!

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

11:11 pm... 2:12 am... 3:33 am... major changes on the way... look at happier ways to live your life...

HERE'S A BEAUTIFUL WAY OF LOOKING AT AND LIVING LIFE... from this Big Cat's point of view.

From the LocalHarvest Newsletter, April 26, 2012 ~

Welcome back to the LocalHarvest newsletter.

This year the National Endowment for the Humanities bestowed its highest honor for intellectual achievement in the humanities on the farmer, essayist, novelist, conservationist, and poet, Wendell Berry. "Yes!" I said, when I heard the news. For nearly fifty years, Berry has been unabashedly and sometimes scathingly critical of our highly industrialized, overly capitalized, and profoundly disconnected society. As an alternative, Berry has offered the rural life and values, his account of which drew me - and I'm sure many of you - to his work. (If you have not yet spent an afternoon in Wendell Berry's company, get to a library as quickly as you can. Treasure awaits.)

So often we are informed by sound bites and statistics and think we have the whole story. In this increasingly text-based world, I have come to think of this level of understanding as 'coming in one ear and going out our thumbs.' Mr. Berry speaks a different language. He writes from the practical memory of how America was when small towns thrived, when neighbors knew each other their whole lives, when people stayed put. He speaks to our true intelligence, to our deepest values. Something in us responds.

For the 41st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities which he delivered on Monday evening at the Kennedy Center, Mr. Berry, American intellectual and agrarian-minded elder, described how and why affection, yes, affection!, ought be considered the cornerstone of a new economy. Berry tells us that affection does not spring up fully formed; it is gotten to by way of imagination. It's a train of thought worth quoting at length: "For humans to have a responsible relationship to the world," says Berry, "they must imagine their places in it. To have a place, to live and belong in a place, to live from a place without destroying it, we must imagine it. By imagination we see it illuminated by its own unique character and by our love for it. By imagination we recognize with sympathy the fellow members, human and nonhuman, with whom we share our place. By that local experience we see the need to grant a sort of preemptive sympathy to all the fellow members, the neighbors, with whom we share the world. As imagination enables sympathy, sympathy enables affection. And it is in affection that we find the possibility of a neighborly, kind, and conserving economy." Affection, then, takes us beyond statistics and generalizations to the immediate and the particular. It focuses our attention on the beloved things right in front of us. This field, this child, this community.

Berry observes that we live in a time where affection is discounted. It's true: rare is the public discussion where affection - or beauty, or hope, or joy - is brought forward as a good and weighty reason to do anything. But Berry believes that affection is deeply motivating. "Affection involves us entirely," he writes. If he is right, love itself could be what moves us, finally, to care for the Earth.

You can read Wendell Berry's Jefferson Lecture, or watch a video of him delivering it.

As always, we love hearing from you. What are your favorite Wendell Berry quotations or books? What do you think of the notion of affection as a cornerstone of economy?

And as always, take good care and eat well.

Erin Barnett

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.

~ Have a magickal awakening in April ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Glamor-Cat kisses from the Kougar...

1 comment:

Savanna Kougar said...

Glamor-Cat kisses from the Kougar...