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it’s slightly less than pleasant being a blue dot in a red sea.

when mike and i moved into our newly built house on the chattahoochee river, we drove past waaaaaaay too many homes with “bush/cheney” signs in their lawns. both of us were thinking: “oh fuck, what are we doing here? we just built a dream house and we’re surrounded by thousands of people that don’t share a shred of our moral compass. holy fucking shit. holy fucking SHIT!!”

that was four years ago, and now we anticipate mccain/palin lawn signs replacing bush/cheney signs that brought on abject fear four years ago. i must now rant and vent.

sarah palin: WTF??? never in my life have i witnessed such a lunatic in action. and she may be savvy about hunting and gathering, but she’s anything but clever. she’s more like a preditory animal with a high kill count. she’s anti-choice (which in my book makes her anti-woman), she wants to ban books, she wants to drill in the most lovely part of our country and perhaps some of the only untouched land anywhere (for oil that will take years to obtain and use–AND a finite resource for which we should find alternatives anyway), she talks right out of the stick that’s firmly implanted in her ass, she lies, she abuses her power for personal purposes, she is NOT attractive no matter what anyone says, she has no clue about foreign policy or domestic situations for that matter, she thinks being able to “see russia” makes her an expert on the subject, she is a fear monger and lots of other unattractive and negative qualities to numerous to mention or even think about here. she’s dangerous and she must be stopped. yet, she appeals to uneducated, myopic unthinking people in droves. the lemmings love her. and we all know what happens to lemmings. LISTEN CAREFULLY: sarah palin is EVIL. EVIL. EVIL.

i don’t think people realize that if anything happens to mccain (mind you he is already old and feeble), this uber-bitch-hockey-mom-squealer-monkey will become our president. if you think the world is going to hell in a hand basket with the current administration, she will likely bring total world annihilation. oh, and all the christians will call it the “rapture” and say “see? we told you the bible was the truth!” erm, no…it’s just some power-hungry-crazy-ass-idiot-woman pushing the “weapons fire!” buttons. she thinks they’re shiny and pretty, just like her red lipstick. how could she possibly resist?

on to some good stuff because i am getting really negatronic. 

let’s talk about the obamas, shall we? here are some (of the multitude) reasons why barack obama should be elected:

  • barack obama can play nice nice with people from other countries–he’s smart and he’s charming. he will be able to repair the US’s place with other countries of which a past president (bush) has made a complete mess. and i won’t have to pretend i am from canada when i travel. the world may just like the USA once again.
  • michelle obama will be first lady and the obamas will make a gorgeous first family (we deserve some attractive people who can form complete sentences in the white house for a change).
  • obama is incredibly intelligent and i believe he really does care and wants to make not just the country, but the world a better place.
  • i am sick and tired of old, pale, feeble, white rich guys calling the shots, they are annoying and just make bad situations worse. duh, what’s this? uh, uh, can’t remember the word, uhm, i don’t know, uhm, uhm, etc.
  • this is the first time since i have been able to vote that i have a real interest in a candidate being elected. i typically vote for the person i hate the least, because that is typically the only choice.
  • selecting joe biden as veep was wise. he will be a smart and fair advisor to obama. and should anything happen to obama, he would step in and step up to make a good president.
  • he doesn’t read as a “race”, he reads as a person. a world citizen.

the reasons are endless however this post is getting too long. feel free to comment and i will add more good stuff to the obama list.

so, blue dot in a red sea i shall remain. i don’t give a flying rat’s ass about people who think the mccain/palin ticket is in any way, shape or form an intelligent choice. i wouldn’t trust them to run the student council at my grade school or the cotton candy stand at the local 4H fair.

i want to stress that this is SERIOUS real life stuff, people and not the board game that palin thinks she’s playing. (i bet she cheats at games, too.)

one more thing. i am absolutely stupified that people are anti-obama based solely on his bi-racial heritage. get over the race thing, people. it’s never done anyone any good and it ain’t helping now. race is soooo irrelevant. try to focus on the issues, not peripheral stuff of little or no consequence.

rant complete and “SCENE.”

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i need to either:

1) stop the origami tessellaters now so they quit taunting me with their gorgeous, wondrous and “htf did they do that? ” creations.

2) embark on a sidebar origami tessellating journey

3) chuck everything and devote the rest of my life to creating the world’s most fantastic origami tessellations.

as attractive as all three options sound (NOT) i’m relegated to enjoying piccies. someday soon. 

oh, and by the way…the only think missing here is COLOR. perhaps the purists would think it sacrilege to sully their tessellations, but i am talking gorgeous color.

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well, okies. maybe they will make *me* feel better too.

i invite you to allow your peepers to luxuriate in these visuals whilst your brain goes “WTF??”

hey, it’s not my fault your brain is confused. evolution hasn’t addressed the “what” and “where” systems yet. and don’t hold your breath…it won’t, for a long time. i wonder how an eagle, with its incredibly accurate and refined sense of vision would see these? their eyes are AMAZING. they make our eyes look like wobbly, old, feeble marbles that just happen to be stuck in our craniums.

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i felt compelled to share more visual delights.

just call me “equiluminesance”. now, i could show off and explain the neurophysiological implications of the illusions below. let’s just say when you look at these, your “what” and “where” systems get confused. but explaining would just add to my perceived turbo geekiness. suffice it to say, i find op art delicious, active eye candy.

oh, and i nicked each and every one of these from someone’s website, without permission. don’t worry–they’ll get over it.

tell me if you want to see more…i have a bunch of really good black and white examples as well.  

oh sweet mystery of vision. i love ye.