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Palin to pal around in Georgia

So Madame van Palin is coming here to dazzle a well-heeled crowd of the faithful at a GOP fundraiser Sunday evening (11.29), then make some promotion stops on Monday in an attempt to turn out the run off vote for Senator Saxby Chambliss.

Yeah, she did so well for McCain and all, bring ‘er on down:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/25/palin-to-hit-campaign-trail-in-georgia/

It must be star power, baby! But what if, just once, they threw a Grand Old Party and no one came?

Well, as TV’s Craig Ferguson aptly put it earlier tonight: as soon as she figures out where Georgia is, she’ll be right down.

And as Charlie Daniels once sang, ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia.’ Then maybe they can pal around together.

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Here’s a good resource for Georgia Politics if you can stand the heat of the Thirteenth Colony:

http://www.gpb.org/election

or go to the radio magazine I’m currently listening to here:

http://www.gpb.org/georgiagazette

Separatist movement on rise in Georgia

Here in America we’ve been so attentive to our November elections, it’s easy to forget that Russian troops remain in Georgia. And no, we have no room to talk thanks to war-loving neocons that coup’ed our government and invaded Iraq.

But that doesn’t make things any better for the good people of Georgia:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,589586,00.html

I’d call it power politics with the innocent caught in between.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm

US position on Georgia-Russia moderating

Is reality peeking in on Capitol Hill concerning Georgia’s attack on Russian troops and who bullied first?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/georgia/2796715/US-administrations-stance-on-Georgia-attacked-by-Congress.html

Seems Dan Fried of the US Department of State is backpedaling on previous statements as the US-Russia relationship hangs in the balance and the *US Progressed Full Moon in December says, ‘you’ve reached your limit – moderate!’

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* see US Progressed Full Moon in Virgo chart on Pages list in sidebar~

A weak Bush sowing dragon’s teeth in the Caucasus

Eric Margolis has published an article that elucidates the “he said, she said” confrontation going on in the Caucasus since August 7 between Georgia, South Ossetia, and Russia, and it’s interestingly titled:

‘Crisis in the Caucasus. What Were They Smoking in the White House?’

I don’t know what stash they have tucked away in the cellar, but they oughta be passing it around: their inept maneuverings seem meant to provoke war with what Margolis says is no longer a banana republic: The Great Bear, Russia, now fat and sassy with oil and gas wealth.

As I’ve stated in a prior post, at least Russia is acting – and reacting – within its own neighborhood which is more than we can say for our pretendedly-mandated neocon radicals who’ve taken over Washington with much jingoistic fervor and seem to think the whole world is their oyster. Must be some darn good consciousness expanding weed.

So I hope that you check out Margolis’ clear-eyed views on the whole confusing situation if you haven’t yet for it’s being so poorly mishandled by the Bush administration as to be buffoonish. 

Plus, it’s been made to seem more guffaw-esque by McCain’s ineffectual, neoconnish posturing – at least Obama’s mild comments have had a small the benefit of making barely a ripple on Putin’s sea.

Margolis states that “US missiles in Poland and radars in the Czech Republic are a dangerous, unnecessary provocation that is sowing dragon’s teeth for future confrontation.”

Now I’m still on a major learning curve here with the current Caucasus stand-off, but his words strike me as unfortunately on the mark. And for me it conjures a nastier image still of the *Big Dragon – China – which could stomp in at any time – a possibility that Bush, Cheney, Rice, and the Pentagon should have thought about before they risked so much for so little gain on behalf of the ship they are supposedly helming into port, not crashing on the stones of confusion bwo the bags of Columbian Gold they nabbed from your neighbor’s house last month.

Then there’s the oft-repeated myth, “we owe China too much money,” a rationale the US cannot depend on forever for her misadventured, misdirected belligerence. 

Perhaps in the Caucasus, it may fly a little longer…as long as The Dragon doesn’t spread its fiery wings and give the weakened-by-neocon-war America more than she ever bargained for thanks to the pie-in-the-sky pipe dreams issuing from the dark recesses of a smoke-filled White House basement lounge.

In summation? Bush can’t leave too soon. And take Cheney, McCain, and the rest of the neocons with him. Please.

Read Eric Margolis article here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20556.htm

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* my hopeful prayer is that Pluto, the Dragon, in stern Capricorn, will not mean the waking up of the dragon which will roar, as the Bible says. The upcoming Cardinal T-square between Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto may turn out to be an unfortunate timing device for our suffering planet (see post on the Bilderberg Club for midpoint picture details. They’re not at all pretty, but you may as well be aware.)

So put down that d_____!  (Unless you brought enough to share.)  ;lp

Astrology of Russia June 12, 1990

There are several possible natal charts for Russia, but the one I’m currently studying is set for June 12, 1990; 1:45 pm BADT. Moscow, Russia – 26Vir11 rising, Mc 24Gem45.

This birth date means that the Solar Eclipse of Feb 6, 2008 – the ‘Unmasking Eclipse’ from the 10 North Series – is the Pre-natal Eclipse Series for Putin’s Russia. Ah HAH! Has Putin’s unmasking as an anti-democratic leader really been a big old surprise for George Bush who never believes his first impressions are wrong? Pshaw, Mr. Infallible!

Russia’s chart shows North Node at 8AQ04 so the current August 1 Eclipse is conjunct South Node and relates to the ongoing aggressions in the Georgia-South Ossetia region as the Big bear falls back on past behaviors (SN) on behalf of future plans (NN) which worked in previous times but may not be best for current circumstances.

Russia signed an agreement today with Georgia but has so far made no move to pull out Russian troops who seem to be hanging about the place, sharing cigs probably.

Yet you will find no better articles on the Astrology of Russia than at Michael O’Reilly’s Neptune Cafe.

Topics include: The Astrology of Putin’s Russia, the planting of a titanium Russian flag at the North Pole (Aug 20, 2007 – oil and gas resources are underneath the ice), and other articles of note.

Drop by Neptune Cafe for a good read – though not as long as ‘War and Peace’ but it will keep you engrossed for a while and includes Russia’s 1990 natal chart with details…highly recommended!

You may also be interested in two previous posts from this reluctant astrologer, the first concerning the 1990 Eclipses which, due to the Saros Cycle of 18.6 years, are repeating in 2008:

Solar Eclipse Series 2008 – 1990.

(How almost prescient of me! I wasn’t thinking consciously about Russia when I wrote it);

and the original ‘Unmasking Eclipse’ post at ‘Stars Over Washington’ – my Political Astrology blog which has had something of a face-lift today (sort of an ‘unmasking’?!!) with more changes to come as I attempt to learn the strange new ways of Blogger…

Unmasking Eclipse Feb 6, 2008.

Soon I’ll be posting the horoscope of the next Solar Eclipse for Jan 26, 2009 which must surely affect the presidential term of whichever personage inhabits the bowels of the White House by then as it speaks of ‘suddenly changing groups one mixes with’ – well I guess so!

The Jan 2009 Eclipse falls at 6AQ from the 11 North Series and is near enough to Russia’s natal NN to keep the Big Bear in the news and busy with its totalitarian and resource-grasping projects…this Eclipse conjuncts Russia’s natal Moon 5AQ29 (the people; publicity.)

6AQ is also conjunct US natal South Node so issues from our past come back to haunt as Neptune (oil; gas; drugs; the masses; the Unconscious; deception; illusions; spirituality; Islam) on 9/11/01 is triggered by the 11N Eclipse. Russia and America have a NN/SN ‘flip’ where we bring out either the best in one another or the worst…and lately it seems to be the worst.

And in the Leo/AQ polarity, too – aka the Will Axis (or Will Power Axis.)

Now as you know, the attacks of 9/11/01 were about as close as one can get to a Neptune Return for the establishment of the great religion of Islam because spiritual Neptune was at 6/7 AQ when Mohammed entered Mecca centuries ago and Islam was born.

Neptune is in the 4th House (Foundation of the matter) of 9/11’s WTC attack chart, yet Neptune also signifies oil and other natural resources. So a 4th-house Neptune may describe the oil industry’s oil-and-gas grab as a basis for the attacks, if you roll that way – but also the confusion surrounding the mysterious perpetrators and their shadowy backers.

So – lots of Eclipse influences in the atmosphere these days and it isn’t possible for me to keep up with all the info pinging around the interweb or in my brain. That’s one reason why I like to pass on links to you when something informative turns up like Neptune Cafe’s amazing feature on the Astrology of Putin’s Russia.

Weekend Political Article Round-up

Even Pat Buchanan is here along with The Daily Show:

Blowback From Bear-Baiting

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By Patrick J. Buchanan

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Mikheil Saakashvili’s decision to use the opening of the Olympic Games to
cover Georgia’s invasion of its breakaway province of South Ossetia must
rank in stupidity with Gamal Abdel-Nasser’s decision to close the Straits of
Tiran to Israeli ships.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20522.htm

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All the Propaganda That’s Fit to Print: The New York Times, Again, Tells It Like It Ain’t

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By Sean M. Madden

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As part of an all-out Western media campaign to bury the simple fact that
Georgia invaded South Ossetia a week ago — an act of aggression which led,
subsequently, to Russia’s response — Thursday’s NYT’s top headline helps to
further instill the lie, at home and abroad, that Bush and the U.S
government are truly concerned about the welfare of Georgians and human
beings generally.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20523.htm

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Don’t Forget Yugoslavia

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By John Pilger

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The secrets of the crushing of Yugoslavia are emerging, telling us more
about how the modern world is policed.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20525.htm

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Georgia: Another Neocon Farce?

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By Sean Gabb

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I am a citizen of a country that was a principal actor in the two big wars
of the twentieth century. I believe that these wars were unnecessary for the
security of my country and killed unimaginable numbers of people. They also
destroyed British primacy in the world and were the means of transforming
Britain from genuine liberal democracy to politically correct corporatism.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20519.htm

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The Daily Show Live From The White House

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By Paul Craig Roberts

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The Bush Regime imbeciles don’t know when to stop. With the world still
rolling in laughter from John McCain’s claim that “in the 21st century
nations don’t invade other nations,” the moronic US secretary of state
declared: “This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia
can threaten a neighbor, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get
away with it. Things have changed.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20524.htm

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Yeah, I thought Washington’s holier-than-thou “invasions are unacceptable (unless WE engineer them)” statements were too hilarious – and I hadn’t checked in with Jon Stewart yet!

If you own a hypocrometer, it must need major recalibration after this political charade.

Being now the “21st century” should make a difference to despotism? What a hoot! Where’s Rumsfeld the Poet when you could profit by him?

Wonder when Cheney will haul off and call for war? And with what resources? You’d think even the war-drum-beating jingoists of the Bush-Cheney administration could understand that the candy store has closed due to lack of inventory – they, after all, are its looters!

And I don’t know who the scriptwriters are for this particular Capitol Hill Theater production, but either they’re fresh out of sensible dialogue, or the political thespians of Washington aren’t acting – they’re deer-in-Putin’s-headlights and showing the world how ‘crying wolf’ always gets you in the end.

Did Putin walk into a trap?

Putin Walks into a Trap

By Mike Whitney

The Georgian army had no chance of winning a war with Russia or
any intention of occupying the territory they captured. The real aim was to lure
the Russian army into a trap.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20508.htm  #

Did he now? Must be a very big bear trap.

Lunar Eclipse August 16 2008: Sampson’s Hair

You may wish to read a fresh post concerning Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse with its chart set for the White House and relating to the politics and militarism going on now with Russia, Georgia, and South Ossetia:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/08/saturdays-lunar-eclipse-over-dc-81608.html

It’s 5:15 pm EDT and NPR is just saying that there’s no doubt who’s still in charge of Russia: Putin. 

Click above link for more details as this important Lunar Eclipse brings more rats into the light and makes an appointment to shave off strongman Sampson’s hair.

Do you think that Bush-Cheney appreciated that other despots -er, world leaders – would follow their example when they invaded and occupied the sovereign nation of Iraq?

That the Bush administration (I’m lookin’ at you, Condi) has not a leg to stand on with their lofty pronouncements against Russia’s actions only highlights the current struggle as another obscene misadventure with the common man, woman, and child paying the piper so grievously.

And although it’s no excuse for military over-reaction and aggression, Russia is acting within its own neighborhood, unlike Bush and Cheney’s Mesopotamian over-extension filled to the brim with loss and mayhem against the common good.

So is East meeting West? or breaking with the West?

Kindred eye-gazers Bush and Putin may be the only ones who really know at this point, but Astrology has something to say as well as the August 16 Lunar Eclipse opens a celestial window – for, as we know – As Above, So Below!

Down on George Bush Avenue

Care to meet me on George Bush Avenue?

Here’s a grumpy thing I wrote in June 2007 concerning the G-8 Summit, Bush, Putin, and Georgia:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/06/lookin-for-luv-bush-leaves-for-europe.html

Georgia vs South Ossetia: 100-year conflict

UPDATE Aug 12: listening now to NPR’s MarketPlace and they’re talking about Russia’s motives concerning Georgia – that Putin wants to control other resources besides oil and gas – he also wants control of GRAINS. See notes on Ceres and Demeter at the end of this post!

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Like most bellybutton-gazing Americans I’m way behind on the history of the region now ignited.

So far, the best background info I’ve found is Russia Today’s August 11 article, ‘Georgia vs South Ossetia: roots of a 100-year conflict’ here:

http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/28654

NPR is reporting at noon that Russia has opened a second front. Saakashvili is saying that ethnic cleansing is going on, Wake Up, World. McCain is urging Bush to dispatch Condi Rice to the region ~like Bush couldn’t think of it himself in this macabre political farce in which innocent people pay with their lives.~ And the DOW is up, btw.)

Bush is flying back to the US now from what was “likely his last trip to Asia while in office.” That Bush would think to open his gob about anyone else using force to impose ‘peace’ has to be a clue that this is political theater, dahlink – hiding the real deal made behind the scenes. 

Perhaps it’s more instructive to listen to what they DO and not to what they say.

So last evening (just for curiosity’s sake) I consulted my set of The Century Cyclopedia, 1898 edition, and looked up ‘Abkhazia’ in the Book of Proper Names finding this entry from 110 years years ago:

“Abkhasia: A region, not an administrative division, on the southern slope of the Caucasus, having an area of about 3,000 miles. It was permanently subjugated by Russia in 1864. Population: about 80,000.”

No entry for Ossetia, South or North in 1898.

The entry for ‘Georgia’ says that the area is “almost identical to the ancient Iberia” and that it was conquered by Alexander the Great (who may be understandably rolling over in his tomb with the current goings-on) but that Georgia “soon after his death became an independent kingdom. It was at its height about 1200, and had a flourishing literature. It was sub-divided in the beginning of the fifteenth century, and was annexed by Russia in *1801. The Georgians are a very handsome race, of the purest Caucasian type.”

Well, that’s a time capsule from 1898 for you, antique racial comments and all!

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*1801: asteroid Ceres was discovered Jan 1, 1801 – notably the date that Ireland was united with Great Britain thus creating a useable natal chart for the UK. Ceres, Roman goddess of the grain and Earth Mother, is now considered in Mundane Astrology to be a significator of national security, ecology, food resources, and of course, as The Mother archetype, of nurturing and safety.

Ceres’ Greek counterpart is Demeter whose origin is Indo-European. Demeter has been associated more with the Earth Mother, and Ceres primarily with grain. The ‘Cerealia’ on April 19 was the chief festival of Ceres. (‘New Insights into Astrology,’ Nona Gwynn Press.)

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