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And Those Sheep   Nov 25 2010

Filed under Ovine Divine by Ewen Shearer

Biblical times dwell upon shepherds and flocks, man and sheep.

In their eyes, beyond language, sheep evince deep admiration and devotion to their companion species mankind, considered a great and powerful friend.

Personkind, in requite, displays equal adoration, though crueler observers suggest mans’ eyes reflect appetite more than affection.

Dogs rate mention only for being asleep at the wheel.

Our ovine colleagues cunningly presented as “underdog” allowing canines to flock them, a strategy that bested the cur, whose obeisance emotionally demoted it to foot warming lapdogs in a one-sided relationship with humans.

Especially that blue mongrel called Curley .. but I digress.

When animal intelligence studies are resolved and the minds of beasts lay revealed, ovines will emerge far beyond overrated simians, dolphins and whales as incisive, empathic intellects – more than an equal to this upright mammal.

Sheep may not be man’s best friend but they are among his tastiest.

This page would not be complete without mentioning the loss of our revered Dolly the cloned sheep who sadly passed on to the big shearing shed and cafeteria in the sky. Words eloquently befitting this brave heroine of lanolin cannot adequately offer fine memorial and celebration of her short duplication on this grassy knoll Earth.

Down Under


Ink Irresistable

Not the NYT Montaigne's what would I know? Huxley's almost anything about almost everything. Or Bierce and nothing matters. Codifying life's inimitable impromptu inclines irrestistably to essay.

Civilization ..

   defiles itself

Times past when warlords, priests and royalty hoarded luxury, life was a short grim struggle. Today most want for little yet still deny dignified survival to working poor, and ravage entire countries as collateral to our laissez faire fiesta.
double arrowOn not shedding a tear ..

A Century of Imperialism

     ..hasn't dulled the urge

American foreign policy never a pretty sight, finesse of the mobile crane chase from Terminator 3. Export democracy? Cure worse than disease. double arrow Read more ..


~ its own reward

And what's going on in Land of the Free, Home of the Brave? As 40% of kids fail graduation the Iraqistan wars suck $2.4 trillion [CBO 2017 est]. Imagine this staggering sum applied to rebuilding The Great Society. Think of others.
double arrow Where Charity Begins

This lazy unemployed

..crack-smoking welfare queen ran up U$15 trillion debt

lazy homeless scum
Odd how the ultra-wealthy gull even working poor to blame unemployed, disabled, weak, and vulnerable while but for the grace of God go all.

If he's a welfare leech then your soul is with the sociopaths and predators who own Warshington and its minions, the Repugnicans and Dumfocrats, gutting a once noble nation that aspired to equality.

This elite will survive the US economic train wreck, land softly on 300 million plundered taxpayers, then from fortresses of luxury and privilege prey elsewhere for spoils.

The dawn of civilization was greatly exaggerated.

Munch Montage

Painters, such a sad old bunch
None it seems more so than Munch
Upon that bridge with skies afire
A meme took flight to never tire.
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~ Gore Vidal

"Rulers of state are the only ones who should have the privilege of lying" (Well, that explains the last 2500 years)
~ Plato

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