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Obama in trouble – with al Qaeda

Read and see the video for yourself:


Guess anyone could expect this – most of America sees Barack Obama’s mixed heritage as a good thing. Inbreds see it as betrayal. They would.

But how many Americans don’t have mixed heritage? I do. Do you?

One thing I must disagree with Barack Obama about is expanding into Afghanistan, a country that has always fascinated me. It’s the same way I felt about invading Iraq. They don’t want ‘us mutts’ on their holy sand and we should respect their deep religious convictions (those who have them.)

Then there are the extremists who have used and use it against us, yet the natural response that anyone would have is to fight invaders. Duh. Is this rocket science?

Or imperial dreams of world control in action putting us in harm’s way?

Written by Jude Cowell

November 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Books on President Andrew Jackson, Freemason

How many times have I almost published the natal chart of President Andrew Jackson? He’s a fascinating specimen of Americana and still controversial after all these years.

He fought for the common man – unless you were a Cherokee. (Full disclosure: this blogger has what we call ‘Cherokee’ on both sides of the family although you’d think I was only Caucasion to look at me.)

He was anti-big-bank at a time when it wasn’t cool. An orphan and a fighter till the end, President Jackson makes an intriguing subject for the new bios about him, one by Jon Meacham who appeared yesterday on Meet The Press, ostensibly to tout his book, ‘American Lion.’

On MTP Meacham also said about Barack Obama that “The country is prepared to hear some eloquence.” And Doris Kearnes Goodwin added a Lincoln quote (I love it when she does that): “With popular sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

To my ears, this gives new insight into one of the reasons for Bush-Cheney to cherry pick Iraq intell…they needed popular sentiment – or the illusion of – as set up by the attacks of 9/11…at least long enough to invade Iraq and stir up the Middle East, changing the oil black market of Saddam Hussein and taking control (as they thought) of the region as a springboard for their next ‘conquest.’

So here’s an article on Jackson and the books written about him. Perhaps this will inspire me to publish Jackson’s natal chart when I get a chance (which is not this morning!):


Senator Byrd steps down

When I heard today that Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA) is stepping down from his chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I decided it was time to astrologize him a little.

Byrd, whose birth name is Sales, was born in North Carolina 90 years ago but since his birth hour is unknown, we may simply check the 24 hours and see that the Moon was in Aquarius the entire day and night of Nov 20, 1917.

So our longest serving senator has a (Water-Air) Sun Scorpio-Moon AQ personality blend.

If you wish to read my notes, scroll down the Pages list in my sidebar to ‘Senator Robert Byrd: longest serving senator’ for a few astrological details and a couple of links concerning the senator who so eloquently decried the Iraq invasion from the Senate floor – before it occurred.

And do you remember who rebutted Byrd’s argument that day in March 2003?

Why, Senator 100-years-in-Iraq McCain, that’s who.

Suskind on Bush-Cheney’s forged Iraqi letter

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

By Ron Suskind

A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of
what follows is new, never reported in any way.



And let’s remember how Congress was in on the lies-to-war charade as well with their ‘go along with us or you’re unpatriotic’ threat…’we’ll ruin you, your family, your dog, AND your political career.’


And in case you missed it, here’s NPR’s link to today’s Fresh Air interview with journalist Suskind – read or listen:


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