Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Who Owns Washington?

Most of us know that Congress is a brothel, the District of Columbia is really just a red light district and most of our so-called leaders on both sides of the aisle, both sides I say, are nothing more that high priced hookers.  Corruption is a cottage industry in America, and institutionalized corruptions is the rule of the day.  

A recent study by Princeton University makes it clear that 90% of the people in this country are under the political and economic domination of the top one percent.  That one percent makes the laws and buys the legislators who enact those laws.  This is not democracy, it is oligarchy.  If we don't put a stop to this our children and grandchildren will be living as serfs in a Feudal State. Watch the video and give it some thought.  You might also want to checkout Represent.Us at  

Sunday, May 24, 2015

We Women

We women have been taught through various processes of familial indoctrination, propaganda distribution and social osmosis that we are responsible for the feelings of everyone around us.  Indeed, we are responsible to such an extent that our own feelings must take a backseat to those of others – if they are allowed to matter at all.  We are told that to honor our intuition is foolish; to take a stand on behalf of our own emotional health is heretical and anti-family.  The roles of daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother have been drawn, designed, proscribed and produced in many ways by people who will never fill these rolls and to serve a world order that has long since lost sight of the sacredness and beauty of the Divine Feminine.  Thus to paraphrase the Bard the mystery, magic and mysticism of womanhood from cradle to grave "like a foul and ugly witch, doth limp so tediously away..."

Any woman is at best ridiculed who dares stand up and say the Witch is neither foul nor ugly; she is an empowered feminine archetype from whom all women, Witch or no, might learn.  Any woman who asserts without reservation that she will not live by proxy, wholly and consistently subjugating her will and feelings to those of another is counted as bitter, unwholesome, unnatural, unintelligent, and leave us not forget Freud’s masterful putdown of women as a group – hysterical.    

Recently, I was called a bitter old woman by a person who is apparently thick enough to think that I would be offended by the term “old woman.”  The word bitter convinced me that I had done the right thing in disassociating myself from her and through her the last link to what is laughingly referred to as my family (blood relatives that is).  Still, it is a hard thing to do; and I have done it before.  Once again, my Pagan philosophy does not allow me to judge or blame anyone; nonetheless, I must walk my Karmic path avoiding what is incompatible with the joy inherent in the life Goddess has given me and the learning She expects.

In Pagan Theology there is an aspect of the Great Goddess known as Lilith.  She is thought to have been the first wife of Adam who looked around and said, “Rib, my ass.  Can’t eat from the tree of knowledge and I am gone.” With that she walked out of the Garden of Eden under Her own steam.  She has been portrayed as a serpent, a harlot, a demon … well we all know that game.  To Pagan women she is viewed as a shero or a woman with the courage to take risks on her own behalf.  When things get rocky for me I think of an affirmation which I share here for all those in need:  I refuse to allow the opinions of others to authorize or control my state of mind.  I am the mistress of my thoughts and feelings.  I banish worry and invoke happiness.  I am open to the pleasures and ecstasy of life for I am LILITH.  Blessed be.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Congratulations Colorado

Congratulations Colorado! In November of last year you elected some of the most despicable, duplicitous and power-hungry Bible thumpers in the country to foul the Colorado State Senate.  They don't give a damn about the living, just the unborn.  They are not pro-life; they are pro-birth. They don't give a damn about God.  They are building a Feudal State founded on a huge, disenfranchised class of working poor who will be burdened with more children then they can feed.  Who will be without options or resources, and who will be forced to work for whatever their employers toss in their beggar's bow.
This Senate of infamy has modeled their behavior on the twisted brothers and sisters in the Republican controlled House and Senate in Washington, D.C. Accordingly, these posturing "religious" monsters in our nation’s capitol would have the victims of rape and incest wait days to carefully consider whether or not they will abort their assailant's child.
Any woman who supports these vicious misogynists - at the state or federal level - deserves what she gets. However, will her daughter or granddaughter deserve the same? Well, I guess time will tell. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of these dick-whipped handmaidens of this perverse patriarchy will watch someone she loves fight the state, and by association a bloody church, for the right to control her own body and life. Yes, that would the small government-loving state which would reduce its size to the point where it can fit into every uterus in America. Too those women I say, good luck with all that, and may your women children and grandchildren show you the same love and respect that you are showing them.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Final Update on “Something Ugly This Way Comes”

Final clarification from the patient representative at Good Samaritan’s in Lafayette, CO, came in a phone call yesterday.  It seems that while the Little Sister of Ya-da-ya-da stand firm on their refusal to provide reproductive choice and care, they are “fully in support of advanced directives and sane end of life options.”  It is my cynical and well informed opinion that they are more likely “fully in support of” Medicare and ACA funding.

Be that as it may be, there is no insurance lobby to bring pressure on behalf of women and men in childbearing years to assert their rights to birth control and other forms of family planning.  There certainly is no pressure or special interest group powerful enough or rich enough to stand up for a woman’s right to choose.  Speaking of which, I once heard Chris Matthews demand to know why women talk about choice rather than just saying abortion.  He didn’t seem to understand the issue.  Let me make it clear, as I made it clear in an email to him.  We have always had abortion on demand in this country – we do it in hospitals now instead of garages.  De-legalize it and we go back to the garage; back to coat hangers and knitting needles; back to women bleeding out in piss filled alleys because they can’t get medical treatment fast enough to save their lives.  Therein rests the choice, and more to the point anyone who thinks that their smug and superior religious prejudices will prevent desperate women from pursuing desperate options has a serious problem – they are fucking delusional.

No one, be they a politician or a priest, a nun or televangelist has the legal right to tell a woman that she can’t have an abortion.  Safe, medical and therapeutic abortion has been the legal/medical standard of the land since Roe v. Wade became settled law in January of 1973.  A 7-2 majority in the highest court in the country upheld a woman’s right to control her own body by applying the 14th Amendment’s implied right to privacy.  The only thing that can and will be done is the limiting of access to care.  Through state’s rights and religious freedom the tenets of one religious view are being legislated and commercialized into public policy that deprives women, of all faiths and creeds, of the ability to control their own reproductive processes.   Thus, taking us back to the 1950’s when the state, the church and/or the men in our lives owned our bodies, leaving us no option but to have children until our uterus prolapsed.  What you may ask of all the unwanted, poor or starving children that result from such an arcane policy?  Well, the Catholics and other denominations have their charities which have yet, by the way, failed to solve the problems of poverty or hunger.  While most of the politicians making these idiotic laws consider bloated corporations more deserving of their assistance then hungry children.

So, the next time we have an election those who don’t turn up to vote because they are lazy, apathetic or think they are proving some obscure point by “sitting it out,” might give some thought to who the hell they are empowering, disempowering, disenfranchising, marginalizing and even helping to harm unto death.  They might give it some real deep thought because the rights, options and future with which they are gambling very well could be their own.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Up Date on "Something Ugly This Way Comes"

I have an update with regard to the Catholic nun’s takeover of hospitals here in Colorado.  This morning I received a phone call from a very nice lady at Good Samaritan’s in Lafayette – the patient rep it seems.  She understands my concerns, and my refusal to talk to a priest, a minister, an acolyte or anybody else associated with any church.  She is researching and will call me back.  I will keep you updated.  As the great Rachel Maddow would say, “Watch this space.”

Monday, May 4, 2015

Something Ugly This Way Comes

I am pro choice in all things.  So, if some want to believe that the moon is made of cream cheese; politicians work for the American People; corporations and money are more important the human beings and a vibrant civil society serving ALL of its members; kissing the master’s ring long enough will result in having a place at the table rather than just serving; suffering is redemptive and the only way to the heart of a heartless God, therefore, our great experiment in democracy and freedom should become a medieval style theocracy a la Ted Cruz;  forcing men and women to have more children then they can feed without recognizing a responsibility to preserve the planet on which those children will stand is honorable; and/or anyone who refuses to accept a given religion is persecuting its followers and in violation of the Constitution, because Jefferson and the boys gave one faith the exclusive right to live out its belief system – then by the Goddess they are at liberty to believe any or all of the aforementioned claptrap.  

However, such people are not invited to foul my airways, my Facebook pages or my blogs.  They are certainly not invited to come creeping into my life like an invasive and noxious weed, buying up hospitals under cover of secrecy or passing laws under cover of legislative, bureaucratic darkness.  To wit: here in northern Colorado the Little Sisters of We Move Stealthily out of Bend-Over-We-Are-Driving, Any Red State, USA, are quietly buying up hospital beds.  Pursuant to the purchase of such beds these nuns put in place something called the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services or ERDs, approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Accordingly, abortions are not allowed except in cases where the life of the mother is threatened – a small advance over the Dark Ages, not much.  Surgical family planning options are not available to members of either sex, that is to say, both tubal ligations and vasectomies are no longer done.  Lest you think anything to the contrary, please rest assured that these nuns and priests are equal opportunity meddlers.  It seems that the advanced directives that people my age have crafted for the benefit of our loved ones, with the help of our attorneys and in accordance with our own faiths and personal convictions may not be recognized or honored.

Let me be clear, I am a Pagan Lady.  I have followed the Great Goddess longer than most of the people who will read this have been alive.  I have a spiritual obligation to Her to respect and tolerate all religions even those that are disrespectful to and intolerant of mine.  It is a moral imperative in my faith to honor and appreciate all people, as I honor and appreciate this planet and all creatures.  I do my best to comply with these requirements of my religion, but I do not and cannot respect, tolerate, honor or appreciate these sneaking, conniving, “holy sisters” and the men they serve – cheerleaders/part-time tax exempt lobbyists with their collars turned backward who spent the better part of the last century hiding pedophiles. 

At Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, Colorado, near my home, I was told by a staff member that not only has this takeover been secret, but the hospital itself does not advertise its affiliation.  Well, I don’t blame them.  Since all Christian denominations read the same gospel – or so I am told – one would not know that Good Sam’s is Catholic out of hand.  When Brad and I first starting going to this hospital we were encouraged to submit our living wills and advanced directive, as Kaiser and Medicare, not to mention the ACA, encouraged their creation. 

When I attempted to speak to Good Samaritan about the validity of my legal directives, some nitwit on the switchboard informed me that I needed to speak to a priest.  Speak to a priest; really; me?  I am certain that she was taken aback by my loud and sustained laughter.  I then asked to speak to the patient representative.  I was given a number, called that number and left a message.  My call was never returned.  Hardly surprising since people who hide their affiliation and agenda from the public at large, seldom want to talk to a member of the public who sounds neither stupid nor supportive of their overreach.  

Kaiser tells me that it uses the few non-Catholic hospitals left in the area and Planned Parenthood to practice reproductive medicine, and that anyone who wishes to get their money, or Medicare’s come to that, had damn well better honor living wills and advanced directives.  Kaiser has been wrong before. All the same, it is funny how commerce waters down religious zealotry every time.  Still, I remain vigilant and will keep asking questions.

Vigilance needs to be our watchword, asking questions needs to be our first line of defense, and not just where hospitals are concerned.  Although, one might start by calling their community hospital or the hospital their physician uses and finding out who owns it and who will control their life once they are admitted.  

Little by little corrupt politicians, arrogant clerics and their handmaidens are surreptitiously usurping our civil liberties.  Those who scream the most about freedom and rights are often the first to step with flagrant disregard on the freedom and rights of others.  Clandestinely and with malice of forethought money and privilege are cementing the idea that some people matter and some people don’t – those that agree with you matter and those that disagree don’t.  While the Constitution is hauled out with ever increasing regularity to justify the tyranny of zealots – the religious and the just plain power hungry alike – the material fact that has been forgotten in all this religious liberty palaver is simply this:  Jefferson and the boys wrote the Freedom of Religion and Establishment Clause in part to assert and defend freedom FROM religion.

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