“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 by Melody

Dec 22 - Jan 20

"The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world" ~Thomas Aquinas

Duality: Feminine ~ Receptive, magnetic, self contained and strong through inner reserves.

Triplicity: Earth ~ Practical and Stable.

Quadruplicity: Cardinal ~ It's the sign of enterprising and outgoing. They are the initiators. Capricorns are reserved, prudent and patient. They use strategy instead of force, seeks security, is acquisitive; the most womanly woman, disciplined, determined, and quick to seize opportunity.

Ruling Planet: Saturn ~ Roman god who presided over the sowing and reaping of grain. In ancient times, the outermost planet of the known universe. Saturn represents obstacles and limitation.

In ancient astrology Saturn was often referred to as the symbol of Father Time. This makes you excellent organizers and planners to the extent of plotting long term timetables. Most won't look past next month but you, as a Capricorn, will carefully examine your goals and separate them into all its necessary steps even if it takes years to reach. You learn to wait for what you want even if it means giving up today's temptation for tomorrow's rewards.

Often called the Celestial Taskmaster, Saturn, symbolizes responsibility, discipline and restriction. You are in constant need to improve or perfect something. You are ambitious, practical and above all determined. Your active mind quickly grasps ideas and when taking on new tasks you complete them to the best of your ability. You fuss over details to make sure all contingencies are in order. You don't trust people to look after details. This is due to your constant need to be in control. Because of your diligence you are very rarely credited for your creativity. And you are creative.

An aura of melancholy and sternness often surrounds Capricorns. Your remoteness in spirit is often misunderstood making you a target for being described as cold passion. In certain ways, Saturn can make a Capricorn a little cold and calculating; a strict parent residing inside each one of you. Essentially, you feel you can only depend on yourself. You think of yourself as a real person in a real world. By all means you don't deserve the reputation of being sober and gloomy. In fact, one of you most striking characteristics is your sense of humor. Your wit may dry and incisive but is extremely funny and has a way of erupting when other least expect it.

Symbol: The goat ~ A surefooted animal who is able to ascend the heights by taking advantage of every foothold.

Dominant Keyword: I use

Polarity: Cancer ~ Capricorn is the sign governing reputation, career, standing in the community. Its natives seek honor, praise, and approval in the world at large, but tend to be emotionally reserved in personal relationships. Cancer, Cap's opposite sign, is the sign of domesticity and home life. Cancerians derive security from the love and closeness of mates and family members.

Part Of The Body Ruled By Capricorn: The bones, joints, and knees: There is no doubt about it, Capricorn natives often have beautiful bone structure, but they are subject to stiff joints, rheumatism, and orthopedic problems.

Lucky Day: Saturday Lucky Numbers: 2 and 8 Flowers: Carnations & Ivy

Cities: Oxford, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Montreal. Countries: Mexico, Afghanistan, Bulgaria and India.

Birthstone: Garnet ~ Attracts popularity, high esteem and true love.

Colors: Dark Green and Brown: Classic, comforting colors of nature and the earth.

"we are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born." ~Carl Gustav Jung

Capricorns are flawless. Bwahahahahahaha

More like a mixed bag full of good and evil. You either love them or hate them. The erratic mood swings and unexpected wit and subtly are surprising for the quiet, reserved individuals you seem to be. You also tend to ruin things with utterly irresponsible bouts of flippancy. You are greatly loyal to the few friends you do have. But you can be a bitter and powerful enemy.

Yes, you are the most generous, kindest, decent people of the zodiac, for this people tend to take advantage of you. You are also the most reliable and when you give your word you stick to it. You are the most honest. Beneath your reserve you are sensitive and sympathetic. Anyone looking for a shoulder to lean on need not look any further than a Capricorn.

But…at the same time you are ever so proud of the fact that you are the most opinionated self-centered sign in the zodiac. It's true. Do you want to know why? Because you are always right. Egotistical cruel Capricorn puts ambition ahead of personal relationships which can easily be jettisoned (not my word obviously but it sounded good) when needed.

"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." "Don't mix business with pleasure." "If at first you don't succeed - try, try again." Money doesn't buy happiness, but I'll take it anyway."

Your desire for success, money, status, authority and even love is the motivating force for the pursuit of your destiny. That's right being an earth sign combined with a cardinal sign produces a powerful personality geared towards power and leadership. Only after being trapped, chained by circumstances early in life are you a born climber.You are not content poking around down in the valley. As long as there is a top to get to from the bottom you will persevere any obstacles that come along. The goat, being your symbol, gives you the determination and strength to climb that impassible terrain, finding the footholds where no one thought they existed. If you can't move mountains, then at least you can scale the heights. Most Capricorns tend to be successful later in life.

You are uncomfortable with uncertainty and tend to see things in black and white. To the un-evolved Capricorn there is only one right way and that is your way. Caps can be very closed minded and critical and put value only in power and success. You are usually materialistic and marry for money and prestige. You can be very spiteful to those who stand in your way. It is often said that Capricorns will live to a ripe old age just to spite people. You have a great sense of pride and will not forgive anyone who belittles or slights you in any way.

Capricorns are considered the loner of the zodiac, but have a great need to be loved and appreciated. Unfortunately, you won't let this be known. You hide behind many masks and when one is revealed there is still yet another. It may take a long time to discover the real you. You may seem indifferent and aloof only because you are so self-contained. But the very elusiveness of your personality can be very hypnotically attractive. Like a riddle wrapped inside a sphinx. There seems to be a fascinating secret buried in your depths and anyone willing to penetrate your shell of reserve will be greatly rewarded. That's if you can get in.

"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." ~Rebecca West (1985)

Whether it be a Capricorn man or a Capricorn woman both are very private and distance when it comes to relationships. Even secretive, but one wouldn't know. The least likely of all zodiacs to fall in love at first sight. Capricorns have no time to waste on silly flirtations. Love is a serious matter and if one doesn't measure up then one is out the door. Anyone looking to a Capricorn better be in for a long siege. Capricorn women are not easy to win and expect to be pursued, wooed and put into the mood. No Don Juan can leap in her bed and leap out again. If a man lets the issue of sex become a contest of wills there will be no contest. This woman could wear down a glacier. As for the Capricorn man, he may not be the most imaginative and poetic partner but he is skillful and lusty. His interest in the physical side of a relationship never wanes. As a matter of fact the older he gets the more potent. Their voracious sexual appetite is almost as intense as their greed for power. But when and if you do find the one, you're in it for the long haul.

Heaven or hell

*Taurus ~These two earth signs can provide the security each is looking for.
*Gemini ~A good learning experience but would never last
*Cancer ~The differences are just too big to overcome.
*Leo ~Trouble waits behind every door.
*Virgo ~A good pair of complementing each others suits.
*Libra ~Too many differences for this relationship to go anywhere.
*Scorpio ~Irresistible personalities bring them together never wanting to leave.
*Sagittarius ~Keep looking
*Capricorn ~Similarities will cause boredom
*Aquarius ~A rocky start but if the stick together great things could happen
*Pisces ~The difference between these to signs actually make them compatible.

The stars in politics ~ There isn't any. Do you want to know why? The stars can't even figure it out. There is no money. There are no jobs. And the war in the White House is more appalling than I could ever imagine. We are in debt up to our ass and the nonchalant attitude I get is, keep borrowing, keep printing and keep shelling it out. Because, well, fuck we can't pay it back anyway, so what's the difference from one million to 100 million or one trillion to 300 trillion. Chinese will soon be the new language. Konichiwa…Oh, I'm sorry that's Japanese.

Let's look into Cap's future:

~ Start the new year being cautious with money. Oh, and be less domineering with people as they will not appreciate your bossy ways.

~ Lighten up the next few months. Put your strong will aside for a while this should be a time for fun and frivolity. This should also be a time to clear up any misunderstandings.

~ Come April things run a lot smoothly at work if you take the "i" out of team and work together. You start to move forward full steam ahead. Expect great rewards by the end of the summer.

~ August is a good time to travel. Contact with people far away will bring promising opportunity for the future.

~ The next few months are all about social gain. You attract new and interesting people. Other people's project may benefit you so stay alert for those promising opportunities. Risk taking is at you beck and call so long as you keep your head on straight and use common sense.

Monthly Special ~ Personal birth chart. With your full birthdate, exact time of birth and birth place you can get a full sense of the real you through the exact positioning of your stars. We here at souls-R-Us have full respect for the privacy and confidentiality of each one of our clients. So don't hesitate. This special will only last through January while people are adjusting to high rising costs of food and energy.

Peace and warm wishes to all this holiday season



  1. I have been informed that this is a photgraphic self portrait. I cannot authenticate this information.

  2. Excellent! Souls-R-Us should be very proud of you - their shining star!

  3. A capricorn wouldn't have it any other way. ( :

  4. The underwear bomber's a capricorn.

  5. All I can say, Deuce, is that your informant must be very knowledgeable.

  6. Sam, Caps don't wear underwear. Well, unless their packing.

  7. .

    Damn, that picture is fascinating.

    It's similar to when Deuce first put up the new elephants. I had to keep shooting back to take a look at them.

    The same with this picture.

    Kind of mesmerizing.


  8. Re: tentacles and rope

    That is what I was thinking, but there was no way to say it nicely.

    - allen

    That's what you were thinking?

    Tentacles (now THAT was a surprise) and enough rope to climb Everest.

    No way to say what nicely, allen? That I'm a losing party being strangled? The Muslim general, as it were?

    I can imagine it would be difficult to find a way of saying that nicely. I can totally sympathize.

    "By some configuration of a Mensa test question there might be some correlation/analog of those to G-d and light."


  9. It's not a very good compassionate.

    And yes, please, on the universe without rancor or darkness.

    Because, fuck, somebody invented this one...Somebody can do better.

    "Enough rope to climb Everest."

    Talk about taking something exceedingly dark and turning it into something better, if somewhat death defying. If somewhat arbitrarily.

    Hey, Jude.

  10. Well, crap.
    Wanted to get this gift in on the last thread where it would have been more appropriate, but the party has moved on.

    Anyhow, at about 41 minutes into this (free) podcast, Carolla and company compete in a game they call:


    "Next, Gaywalking is brought back to the podcast.
    We ask straight questions to gay guys, and everyone in the studio votes on whether or not they will know the correct answer.

    It’s a close match all the way through, and partway through the game they go on a long tangent about people who smell bad, and the cultural differences between what we consider to smell good

  11. Explain the thing about the room/rooms.

    I know someone who discovered a "new" one. In his dreams.

    Funny. It was a garage and there was a shiny red, perhaps vintage, pickup truck in it.

  12. trish,

    G-d is perfect. Me, not so much. That's why HE has given me the Days of Awe and Yom Kippur.

    But because I am imperfect does not blind me to clarifying light. My imperfection does not foreclose my catching glimpses of the divine. As a practical matter, I will not sacrifice the good on the alter of the perfect. This does not make me a hypocrite; it does make me human.

    If you find the strangulation of a Muslim thug disturbing (a thug, I might add, who just days prior to his defeat at Vienna had ordered the extermination of an entire town, whose inhabitants had dutifully surrendered) I can't help you. Without shame, I hold him up to contempt and ruthlessly exploit the value to morale garnered thereby.

    We are at war with the darkest forces of the human mind. The struggle is not a pretty one. To ignore it has led to the barbarities of the concentration camps. My money goes on fighting in Warsaw rather than sweetly singing as I enter a gas chamber. We have Chanukah to celebrate the miracle of the Maccabees and the glorious illumination of our temple and our souls. We have Purim and drunkenness to gloat over the hanging of Persian tyrants. Go figure.


  13. (Reuters) - The euro gained against the dollar and bounced from all-time lows against the Swiss franc on Wednesday, boosted by a news report that China was ready to buy significant amounts of Portuguese sovereign debt.

  14. The Jornal de Negocios daily reported China is looking to buy between 4 billion euros ($5.26 billion) and 5 billion euros of Portuguese sovereign debt to help the country ward off pressure in debt markets, though it gave no details of its sources.

  15. That is the least workplace-safe picture I have ever seen on the Elephant Bar.

    Not that I'm complaining, mind.

  16. Now that the Islamoids that have Israel flanked have deployed the Kornet anti-tank missile the IDF has even more limited capacity to deal with them, militarily.

    The IDF changed their deployment schedule for their Merkava main battle tanks, moving the models with the "Trophy active protection system" installed towards the Gaza fence.

    Those Merkava battle tanks without the "Trophy active protection system" are not ready for combat. The IDF learning about the Kornet anti-tank missile in their last foray into Lebanon.

    The Turks have a sizable number of the Kornets available.
    80 launchers with 800 missiles

  17. Syria and Iran also operate the Kornet anti-tank missile system.

    Though the numbers that they have in stock are not readily available.

  18. 288 missiles and 24 launchers plus training simulators and technical support. Contract (24 million dollars)signed in 2008. All missiles delivered in January 2010.

    So the launcher and a dozen missiles is a $ 1 million USD, from the Russians, over the counter.

  19. "If you find the strangulation of a Muslim thug disturbing..."

    I found my dream disturbing. There was no Muslim thug in my dream.

    Although, I will tell you something: I would find the strangulation of a human being disturbing. Period.

    Doesn't have to be me.

    I find death and extermination disturbing. Period.

    Well, no. Not quite.

    I "get it", in an abstract way. Like I "get" war, in an abstract way.

    But on another level, a deeper one - closer to home, so to speak - it's just another sad, regrettable thing about the world we inhabit, with its full complement of pain and suffering for the good, the bad, and the indifferent.

    (Christ, I didn't wake up in a melancholy mood.)

    "Glimpses of the divine..."

    It's a nice phrase.

    I don't think glimpses are enough, however.

    I really don't.

    I said I like the Northern Renaissance painters and two that come particularly to mind are Rembrandt and Vermeer.

    Rembrandt drew the eye to points of illumination by throwing all else into varying degrees of shadow.

    Vermeer painted light itself.

    The difference, maybe, between catching glimpses and something more.

  20. "We are at war with the darkest forces of the human mind."

    Tell me about it why doncha?

    Better yet, send me a goddamn Field Manual.

  21. A Merkava main battle tank, comes in at right around $5 million USD.

    A Kornet anti-tank missile, $83,000.

    Wonder how many Hamas has?

    What do the Israeli do, when Hamas gets SAMs, lke the SA-18, which Iran already has inventoried?

    Alleged Operatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam a rebel organization fighting for a homeland for Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka were arrested in August 2006 by undercover agents of the FBI posing as arms dealers, while trying to purchase the Igla. In 2003 the unit cost was approximately USD 60,000 - 80,000.

  22. We have Purim and drunkenness to gloat over the hanging of Persian tyrants.

    Esther 8:11 Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey...

    That's what Purim celebrates. Genocide. Making war upon civilian populations.

  23. ms t states:

    That's what Purim celebrates. Genocide. Making war upon civilian populations.

    spoken like the SS nazi you are..... once again your "pov" about anything jewish reminds me of a dead fish smell....

    merry christmas to you? not hardly... if santa were real? I wish he'd shove hugh lump of coal down your stocking...

  24. Somehow Ms T doesnt like Purim but advocates that Jesus Christ ordered the romans to genocidally murder the Jews since they did not embrace him as their messiah..

    Ms t? you are one twisted sick broad...

  25. The Kornet's debut in Gaza reflects an improvement in the enemy's military capability. In addition to the improvement of anti-tank weapons, medium-range rockets have streamed into Gaza; they threaten Tel Aviv. In light of such developments, IDF officials indicated yesterday that should events spin out of control in Gaza, Israeli forces would not have an easy time facing new challenges.

    If Gaza events spin out of control, Israel will struggle against new weaponry

    The Haaretz piece does not even delve into the SAM opportunities open to the Islamoids.

    It was what broke the back of the Russians, in Afghanistan, referencing "Charlie Wilson's War"

  26. "Ms t? you are one twisted sick broad..."

    Here? At the Bar? Say it ain't so!

  27. The very idea that the Islamic whirled is aligned, against US or the West, or even Israel, easily disproved.

    The very lack of SAM deployment against "Western" air power proves the point.

    If Iran WAS at war with US, they'd have reversed engineered one of their Soviet/Russian missiles. They'd have them in full production and export mode.

    Denying "Western" force undisputed control of the Islamic skies.

    Especially given what General P had to say about the quality of Iranian air power. There is no quality Iranian air capability.

    Or the Pakistani, or Turks or any other mechanically capable Islamic countries would be producing and deploying SAM variants, to further their side in the supposed "Clash of Civilizations".

  28. I post the Jewish scriptures verbatim and that makes ME sick and twisted.

  29. Merry Christmas Selah!

    I posed specifically with you in mind.

  30. The Bar is sick and twisted.

    Sick and twisted.

    Snug and evil.

    Take yer pick.

    I'd be posting with a rosary in one hand, except I don't know the operating instructions.

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  32. Hezbos well entrenched in Lebanon's Govt and Military.

  33. .

    I posed specifically with you in mind.

    The photo is perfect but don't even insinuate it might be you or your double if it is not.

    That would be too cruel a game to play even for one of the Muses of the Elephant Bar.

    [Since this is Selah's last day a song.]

    Have Fun Over The Holidays



  34. Re: Kornet

    ...the mighty, mighty Kornet...We're doomed, I tell you, doomed!...back to Russia...Run away, run away... :-) [Since my family and most of the Jewish families I know did not come from Russia, I guess we're just destined to go aquatic.]

    As much as it hurts some, when the shooting starts, Israel will do just fine. Saying that, knowing the hurt it causes, gives me a is good :-)

    In fact, I'm feeling so good...13/0...


    If you believe you have caught more than a glimpse of the divine, start your own religion. It's been done often enough. It would not surprise at all for a patron here to discover "The Great Facade". As for me, I'll just hold down the fort of Judaism; it's been around far longer than anything else recorded...Who knows, there could be something to it - that is what success implies, at least in a Darwinian fashion.

    Oh, if you are troubled about a strangled, Muslim mass murderer (call it Divine retribution?), I guess the death penalty must really be a bummer. Ones heart does go out to Ted Bundy et al...victims of a cruel and lightless world.

    I guess the "fuck" was necessary? ... (sigh)

    PS: So much bull could be put to rest if the autopsy photos of the victims went public.

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  36. allen belittles Israeli losses and does not begin to address the SAM threat to Israeli air dominance over Islamic territories.

    Fine my me, to bury one's head in the sand.

    But it also misses the larger point. That there is no SAM deployment against US, not in Iraq, Afghanistan nor Pakistan.

    The SAM capacity of HB, if it exists, like the Kornet, is in a defensive mode.

    There is not much force projection comparison between an SA-18 and a F-15.

    The SA-18 cannot project power, it only has capacity in the air above its' head. Unlike strike aircraft or transport helicopters.

    But that few if any SAMs have been deployed against US, proof positive that we are fighting border bandits and small time insurgents and not an organized international military threat.

  37. .

    (Ode To A Righteous Photo --- By Quirk)

    She comes to me in dreams
    I wake to her somnolent embrace
    Through half-closed eyes I see visions of the past
    Mother gods and stone-age totems, sacred prostitutes and Madonna’s
    Aphrodite and Artemis, Isis and Kali

    Raw night and Beltane fires on the high place
    Movement in the valleys below
    The chase through the wood
    The nymph and the satyr, the maid and the horned god
    With goat legged Pan looking on and laughing

    Corn and grain, procreation and sacrifice
    Prurience and fervor, licentiousness and hunger
    Wet, urgent with rut, smelling of musk
    Paid for in Dionysian sacrifice
    In wicker men and blood offerings

    Though the ultimate price is known I draw her to me
    The primal urge grows, drawn from the id and the need to procreate
    Senses explode; irresistible urges grow in the gut and the loins
    Wantonness and lust, carnal and salacious
    Beautiful and urgent it impels me to say


    That is one fine ass.


  38. "If you believe you have caught more than a glimpse of the divine..."

    I said that I don't think glimpses are enough. I'm speaking personally, of course, at a personally dark time. What I have or haven't seen in the way of the divine, how would I know?

    I think I've *felt* it, but that's another matter.

    No, I'm not an advocate of the death penalty.

    And you're sounding miffed.

    Have a nice day.

    Big Yellow Smiley Face

  39. Merry Christmas Selah!

    I posed specifically with you in mind.

    Thanks Mel. But I'm Gemini.

    The eye candy is tasty though.

  40. " would I know?"

    They don't call it Faith for nothing.

  41. Considering it will soon be the birthday of the dear Lord and Savior of many, the following will be disturbing. The only answer is to punish the Zionist entity...

    Weren't the Christians in Iraq before the Muzzies? Weren't the Christians persecuted prior to the establishment of the Zionist entity? Doesn't Islam's anti-Christian murderous zeal predate by more than a millenium the construction of apartments in the "territories"? That pretty much shoots in both feet the EB myth of the wicked Zionist...for about 2 seconds :-)

    Citing ‘Religicide,’ Interfaith Groups Appeal to Congress on Behalf of Iraq’s Christians

  42. trish,

    I am not miffed.

    I am/was sorry to hear of your personal issues.

  43. rat,

    Be assured: allen's head is not buried in the sand (although better that than the obvious location of other heads).

    As usual, you make a mountain of a mole hill. One (1) tank was "damaged". Its interior was not penetrated and its crew was uninjured. This must put you in a real funk, but faxs is faxs.

    The good news is that this illegal, premature launch against Israel has provided a wealth of information.

    As I said, dear Ishmael, when the guns begin to shoot, the Muzzies will begin to scoot...

    Consider this a Christmas gift, instead: Christians are being murdered wholesale in both Egypt and Iraq. See, there is a reason for the season :-)

  44. It does suck to be an Egyptian.

    No doubt of that.

  45. Piers Corbyn believes that the last three winters could be the harbinger of a mini ice age that could be upon us by 2035, and that it could start to be colder than at any time in the last 200 years. He goes on to speculate that a genuine ice age might then settle in, since an ice age is now cyclically overdue.

    Meanwhile, Obama doubles down:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to a schedule for setting greenhouse gas emission limits, known as “performance standards,” for the nation’s two biggest carbon-emitting industries, POLITICO has learned.

  46. Capricorns are the most honest people.

  47. I posed for the picture with you in mind not posted the Capricorn post.

  48. Ms T:

    Proof texting is not the way of the scholars.

    Cutting OUT of CONTEXT and pasting select sentences to paint an unflattering picture is disingenuous and specious. But you know that, you're just being an anti-semite.

    You quote a LINE out of the text and emphasis the permission the King of the land GRANTS to the Jews SELF defense against an attacking army (including the looting women and children) to their death.

    You call this genocide...

    You state: "Making war upon civilian populations"

    Civilian populations that are ATTACHED to a GENOCIDAL Army does not make them CIVILIAN anymore.

    You slant every possible text you lay your hands on, lie, distort and proof text your way thru Jewish Scriptures all the while claiming that Jewish today are cut from the Covenant of G-d...

    You are one twisted wicked bitch...

    I hope someday, when your bowing your head to your "lord" you will come to understand how ignorant, hateful, spiteful and quite frankly EVIL you are becoming...

    If there is a hell? You will certainly be there....

  49. .

    Merry Christmas to all.

    God bless us everyone.



  50. As predicted, the Repuglicans caved and START has passed.

    As Clemenceau said of an effeminate general: "He has balls between his legs. To0 bad they are not his."

    Grandma might have said this also, but it's too late to ask.

  51. WIO: Civilian populations that are ATTACHED to a GENOCIDAL Army does not make them CIVILIAN anymore.

    I am always on the side that is having its women and children targeted.

    When the followers of the Friday God kill 3,000 innocents in two buildings, when the followers of the Saturday God call for Mecca to be nuked, when the followers of the Sunday God gloat in having unbelievers over a slow fire, I say a pox on all three Houses.

    Revelation 14:9-11 If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

  52. Goodbye to everyone until 2011.

  53. Iraqi churches cancel Christmas festivities

    …all because of the Zionist “occupation” of the Balfour “territories”… NOT

    “Christians across Iraq have been living in fear since the assault on Our Lady of Salvation Church as its Catholic congregation was celebrating Sunday Mass. Sixty-eight people were killed. Days later Islamic insurgents bombed Christian homes and neighborhoods across the capital.”

    Gosh, where’s the angst for Iraqi Christians? …guess its not as much fun being an activist if dirty Jews aren’t involved…but, Hark!...the 25th marks the birth of a Jew…OMG!!!!

  54. ms t:

    when the followers of the Saturday God call for Mecca to be nuked

    But that is not what was said and you know that ...

    you are lying..

    a pox on you...

    Distortion and lies are your false god...

    Keep your scripture to yourself

    It proves your a nitwit...

  55. Re: WASP generals etc

    BTW nice picture (Marine Corps previous, that is)...too bad you couldn't find any of the Krulaks, father and was a Lt. General the other Commandant...ethnic Jews...the one helped develop amphibious landing warfare - BIG deal in the Pacific and at Normandy…sorry for being pedantic

  56. I have called for and still call for the nuking of the ROCk in mecca..

    I have said over and over again, to avoid civilians

    Inform them the site will be nuked, pick the off season, use a micro device...

    YOU say I say nuke the people

    I said AVOID nuking the camel fuckers such as they are, and take out the rock..

    Once again our resident has no problems with genocide against the Jews...

    Go to hell Ms T.

  57. I hell supposed to be cap'd? Dont want to piss off rufus with another capitalization beef...

    Hell or hell...

  58. No matter what holiday you celebrate, may peace and joy prevail!

    e mail from Mat

    Been busy, working hard.

    Possible consortium abuilding. Buyers, builders, me, ways to go yet.

    Nice pic.

  59. allen...


    looking forward to chinese food on friday night...

    hopefully all the gentiles will be doing what they are supposed to be doing...

    being at hearth and home cooking turkeys and hams...

    wearing christmas sweaters and enjoying all those family members that they actually cant stand..

    My deepest hope is that they all stay out of our chinese dumpling & duck emporiums and keep the line SHORT....

    May they never learn about not cooking on a holiday...

    Stay home gentiles, sing carols, bake cookies and say jolly, mistletoe, isnt that cute all night long...

    I shall be wrapping up thin slivers of duck, scallions and plum sauce in a thin pancake...

  60. .

    And bitterness and strife abound at the EB.

    Ah well, tis the season.

    And God's in his heaven, and all's right with the world.


  61. I agree with Deuce when he said you can find beauty in different forms and different places.

    I've been trying to find the cover of The National Geographic Magazine June 1982 Vol. 161 #6 which shows an older wonderful woman offering a pie to some combine workers, me among them. Not a posed photo. I grew up under her skirts, so to speak. But I can find it. Under the National Geographic Covers.

    Her father was a minister to the Nez Perce. When young I recall and older Nez Perce or two always sitting around the living room.

    Beauty is more than youthful babes, on which too much emphasis is placed these days.

    If you can find it you will see an authentic wonderful photo.

  62. can't find it

    If I'm not around, a Pleroma on the Rocks to everyone in the coming days. That magical time of year when the transcendent energies pour into our sad world to empower it through the coming circling of the sun.

    Happy Holidays

  63. Nothing said above was meant in any way to denigrate that lovely tattooed back, and Melody has far surpassed Quirk in the art of the horoscope.

    a href="">Here are some solunars of a different part.

    And by the way I thought it was Scorpios don't wear underwear.

  64. Iraqi Christians will be in hiding.

    Lebanese Christians will maintain a low profile, even in their enclaves.

    Coptic (Egyptian) Christians will be looking for cover.

    Sudanese Christians will pray for a single night of peace.

    The Christians within Israel will worship and enjoy their Holy Day unmolested. If any Arab resident thinks otherwise, he will be set straight quickly.

    Yes, indeed, there is bitterness and strife aplenty. And it comes from the usual suspects in the usual way.

    O Holy Night

  65. Jesus, that was one god awful bad poem, Quirk, and you talk about me.

    All them classical references ain't gonna save it.

    Sometimes your stuff is really good though.

    We all have good and bad days. Mine mostly bad.

    Big day tomorrow, g'nite.

    Good effort Melody.

  66. .

    Geez, Bob.

    Surely from the last two lines you could see it was a joke.

    Took about half and hour to noodle it together.

    I do still owe you one though, hopefully before the end of the year, on a subject dear to your heart.

    I did like the first line though.

    "She comes to me in dreams"

    You'll probably see it again.


  67. .

    Oh, yeah.

    I liked the 'woof' part too.


  68. THE Federal Government has issued a formal apology to the wrongly detained Mohammed Haneef, saying it hopes he can now move on with his life.


    Dr Haneef's lawyer Rod Hodgson said the apology reaffirmed his client's innocence and follows the resolution of the doctor's compensation claim earlier this week.


    "Dr Haneef again thanks all Australians for their support."

    Mohamed Haneef

  69. .

    Interesting story Sam. But here's one I saw to the right of that story. Perhaps more interesting in its own way.

    IT'S no wonder Rudolph and his reindeer pals can fly: scientists say they have found that the animals regularly eat magic mushrooms to get high, The Sun reported today.

    Scientist Andrew Haynes says reindeer deliberately seek out the mind-bending fungi to escape the monotony of dreary, long winters.

    Writing in the respected Pharmaceutical Journal, Haynes said: "They have a desire to experience altered states of consciousness."


    Rockin Reindeer


  70. Yep, that one's more interesting. Nice catch.

  71. Nice ass, Mel.

    Can you show us your tits next year?

  72. I've got a lot on my mind, Quirk, sorry.

    The skin can be smooth
    As a baby's behind
    Smooth as a school marm's leg
    Smooth like the white liquid of the coconut
    At extremes it takes its color from the clime of its birth
    It changes with the flow of the seasons, the dance of the seas
    It tans and lightens
    In the north it is Sarah Palin white
    Sometimes it is freckled, spotted beautiful
    Maybe the very best of all
    Like you find freckles on a trout
    Sensitive beyond belief
    To carve into it with some intstument
    Seems to me like
    Taking a bowie knife
    And stabbing it into
    The living bark of a young poplar
    And ripping ruthlessly downward

    See Quirk, I can be terrible.

    I'm not much on tattoos, it looks like MS-13 to me. But that's just my way.

    Each to his/her own.

    I'm going to be glad when this day is over.

  73. "She comes to me in dreams"

    That is good.

    Coming in reality is better.

    Unless of course our imagination creates reality.

  74. Magic mushrooms…Angel dust...its al what one prefers.

    I like the last line "that's one fine ass" but that's just me. Either way I thought both poems were good.

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  76. I've got a lot on my mind, Quirk, sorry.

    The skin can be smooth
    As a baby's behind
    Smooth as a school marm's leg
    Smooth like the white liquid of the coconut
    At extremes it takes its color from the clime of its birth
    It changes with the flow of the seasons, the dance of the seas
    It tans and lightens
    In the north it is Sarah Palin white
    Sometimes it is freckled, spotted beautiful
    Maybe the very best of all
    Like you find freckles on a trout
    Sensitive beyond belief
    To carve into it with some intstument
    No matter how skillfullly done
    Seems to me like
    Taking a bowie knife
    And stabbing it into
    The living bark of a young birch tree
    And ripping ruthlessly downward

    See Quirk, I can be terrible.

    I'm not much on tattoos, it looks like MS-13 to me. But that's just my way.

    Each to his/her own.

    I'm going to be glad when this day is over.

    Your tattoo is beautiful, Melody.

    If you are a praying women, pray for me today, would you?

    I can't explain it but I'm going to need it.

  77. That was me of course fine tuning my poem.

  78. I'm only going to annoy you for a short while.

    I'll be in and out all day. I'm taking my granddaughter to my mom's house tonight because their Santa gets off the fire truck and greets everyone with a hug and a candy cane.

    I almost had a heart attack the first year I was here and Santa drove by on the fire truck sitting way up high on his truck with only a wave for the kids.

  79. Hallelujah

    ebullient joy - reason for the season

  80. Did I ever tell you my traumatizing story of Santa when I was a child?

    I used to live in a small town where everyone either knew each other or were related. Yes, it made it hard for dating. Going down the family tree was not the perfect first date.

    So, every year Santa suits up and instead of climbing up on the truck he walked along greeting every child and their family with holiday cheer.

    Now when I say cheer that's exactly what I mean. My street was one of the last ones on the stop and thank God I was old enough to understand. I lived on a dead end street and when you got to the bottom of the hill you had to turn around and go out the way you came in.

    Like I said everyone knew everyone and Santa that year knew just about every house he stopped at. I know this because my magic ball told me so and him laying flat on his back passed out cold...piss ass drunk was a good clue, too.

    They had to call in a replacement, undress Santa and re-suit the new Santa so they could finish the route.

  81. Sorry Sam I actually have a problem with men staring at tits. You can stare all you want at ass and legs. But tits...You know that evil out of control unexpected flippancy Capricorns portray, well, it comes out when I'm trying to talk to a man and all he is looking at are my tits.

  82. .

    I think my record here is clear.

    While I accept that the"Boss(es)" set the rules for the bar and can ban anyone they they want for breaking those rules, I have never proposed that anyone be banned.

    It pains me to make an exception in this case.

    I formally propose that Miley Cyrus be declared excommunicato along with her dumb-ass father and assorted peeps and be formally banned from the premises of the Elephant Bar.

    While I blame Billy Ray in large part,in this case the sins of the father must be visited upon the child.

    Bob, you need to come up with titles for your poems,

    In this case I would suggest Skin Flick

    Bobbo, you appear a little distracted. I hope it is just your business affairs and not something more serious.

    Best wishes for the holiday season,


  83. .

    Did I ever tell you my traumatizing story of Santa when I was a child?

    I have to tell you my clown story sometime.


  84. .

    You know that evil out of control unexpected flippancy Capricorns portray, well, it comes out when I'm trying to talk to a man and all he is looking at are my tits...

    Things could be worse.

    I'm a leg man.

    (How tall did you say you were?)


  85. .

    Can you show us your tits next year?

    If you look closely (which I have done) there is just the hint of a tit on the right hand side.

    Using a little photoshop...well...

    It doesn't seem like you do anything else while you are at work anyway Sam.


  86. I'm tall enough that if I were talking to a midget, well, you get what I mean….

    Keep photo shopping...

  87. Would you like the original Quirk? I could frame it and have it shipped. A full address would be all I needed.

    I'm not a stalker. Well, if you consider peeking in people's houses with my binoculars stalking, I'm guilty as charge. My daughter thinks I;m crazy. I think it's a good way to pass time when I'm bored. And man what you can see on vacations.

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  89. .

    Would you like the original Quirk?

    If I thought you were serious, I would be breaking down Whit's door to get you my address. I would also pop for the postage.



  90. .

    Today is Festivus.

    For those who celebrate it, it is also the day for the traditinal Airing of Grievances.

    Today at the EB should be a beaut.


  91. You can always save the picture put it in your computer and have right at you finger tips whenever needed. It is quite easy.

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  93. After my venture out the day before Christmas Eve I will have plenty to talk about tonight.

  94. .


    I had counted on an autograph and possibly a personal message.

    Well, one takes what on can get.

    It is a neat picture though.


  95. Stop deleting your effing comments. Do you know how that frustrates me when I can't read them first?

  96. The tramp stamp is my signature.

  97. Actually, I signed the post. Just copy and paste it where you think fit.

  98. .


    What about me?

    I saw your comment on the next blog stream about taking a shower.

    Too early in the morning. The mind tends to wander. I need a cup of coffee.


  99. Your lucky Miley only sang three Xmas songs.

  100. This is why I'm late all the time. Shit! I just heard the water run my daughter must have beat me to the shower

  101. .

    I should have said the mind tends to wander unbidden to areas it shouldn't.


    Another good word.

    Like "She comes to me in dreams", the word "unbidden" will probably makes its way into that poem I'm writing for ob.


  102. .


    Can't even spell. You have me rattled.

    I gotta go get that coffee.


  103. you better get coffee I'm putting up a video soon

  104. All right ya'll can carry on now, I'm off to shower and Quirk, well…I have no idea what he is doing.

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