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Sain baina uu! Mal sureg targan tavati yuu!
Hello! I hope your animals are fattening nicely.

I have a cunning plan: we'll call it Categorian....

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Ex-Mongol cavalryman currently a polymathic, bibliophagous Reiki Master, shamanic adjustor and biocomputer tech. A mystic but empirical: no newage crispy, me!
A redheaded elfin cross between Laurie Anderson and Mae West who rides and swears like a Mongol.
Despite my being an impecunious female Yankistani in the 20th/21st centuries I have acquired the perfect education for a wealthy English gent of the 1800s - languages, fencing, history, literature, poetry, politics, art, horsemanship. Sigh...

Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality. Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.
-Neil Gaiman

You don't know Steampunk until you've used a 56k dial-up connection in a Victorian house whilst wearing a top hat and tails. Please don't send me videos or vast images.

Hey, thanks for dropping by so often, Anonymous. You're very kind.
I won't try to figure out who you are: I am civilis/zed and believe in your privacy as much as my own.

Intolerance is intolerable.

A quick glance at the above widget will more likely than not tell you what that 'F' and 'C' are really for, and why I so often insist 'Temperate' hardly describes Detroit's climate.
You can also check your own with that widget, and not just Yankistani weather.

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It is extremely difficult to remain indifferent to those with Chiron conjunct Ascendant --- they seem to almost force you to form some opinion about them.
- Zane Stein

...To advance, to advance
with Truth and Right
Truth and Right
To advance
with Love and Light
Love and Light...
“In a controlled burn, you do a little bit of truth mixed in with a lot of lies" - Rep. Todd Courser on covering the affair

Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat, both tea party darlings and "traditional marriage" champions, have been exposed for having an affair. Their efforts to conceal their cheating ways from their spouses and the general public took a turn that can only be described as bizarre:

State Rep. Todd Courser planned the distribution of a fictional email alleging he had sex with a male prostitute in a bid to conceal his relationship with Rep. Cindy Gamrat, according to audio recordings obtained by The Detroit News.

Courser, a Lapeer Republican, said on one recording the email was designed to create “a complete smear campaign” of exaggerated, false claims about him and Gamrat so a public revelation about the legislators’ relationship would seem “mild by comparison.”

And all of it was done on the public's dime:

Interviews with former House employees and the recordings show freshman lawmakers Courser and Gamrat, R-Plainwell, used their taxpayer-funded offices to maintain and cover up their relationship. Courser, 43, and Gamrat, 42, rose from the ranks of tea party activism, battled establishment Republicans to win seats in the House last year and formed their own legislative coalition.

Like most of these tea party grifters, both ran on heavily religious themes, complaining about religious liberty, leading a fight to defund Planned Parenthood, and, of course, railing against marriage equality:

"America stands at a crossroads on marriage. Our U.S. Supreme Court will any day render it’s decision and may then throw out thousands of years of established understanding and in so doing grant the right to homosexual marriages. It would be an unconscionable decision made without Constitutional justification and over the will of the people. Five Justices can take it upon themselves to take the holy God inspired and the defined institution of marriage of being between one man and one woman and turn it into a government sanctioned institution that is now defined by the power of government. The ruling if it goes against the traditional understanding of marriage brings with it many long range unforeseen implications for society in America and for the rest of the world."

What's that about coveting thy neighbor's wife?

The entire plot was recorded by a former aide to Courser. In the recordings (which can be heard at The Detroit News, along with screenshots of text messages), Courser outlines the plan to "create a controlled burn" so the scandal wouldn't derail his plans to run for the U.S. Congress.

It's safe to say the resignations of Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat can be expected sooner than later.

"There is always the option to keep the Redskins name and just change the logo to redskin potatoes. That is, if the potatoes don’t mind."

Replace the feathers with a knife and fork.

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Ancient Egyptian pottery lion, found in Nekhen/Hierakonpolis - Late Predynastic/Archaic period

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