Don’t you love it when the gears begin to turn and you know you’re going somewhere? That’s in the air now, this sense that we’re picking up speed. Perhaps this feeling of relief is a response to Mars in direct motion, finally moving us along but still in shadow phase so we’re not zooming ahead like a bullet train, unable to process much but watering eyes and rushing wind. We’re more like riders looking out the window now, connecting the dots on the landscape, accessing where we are and how the topography is changing. And it’s more than Mars, of course. It’s the currents of our major energy changes, our pending eclipses and aspects, pulling us forward into the future, having whittled away some of the lethargy and illogic we were stewing in for so long: frogs slowly simmering to a boil.
It feels like a second wind (or ninth or tenth). Instead of wincing at the prospect, I must now confess a renewed curiosity about what headlines each new day will bring. There’s still a lot of delusion out there, people saying astoundingly cynical things they’re sure the faithful will believe, but there are also signs of sanity everywhere you look, some surprising. Take FOX Newscaster Shepard Smith applauding Obama’s support for gay marriage. Shep suggested that the POTUS was now on the “right side of the 21st century,” which earned the immediate ire of always-vigilant GOP overseer Limbaugh. Rush demanded to know in which state Shep thought such an opinion might win an election. Trumpeted the Bloviating One, “It’s still up to the hicks and the hay seeds …”
A clever Dem would commit that description to memory, just in case the radical right wasn’t sure what Rush thinks about them. Still, who would have thought such a moment might play out on FOX television? Or this report of Alan Colmes taking down Joel Arends, the Swiftboaters’ front-man on FOX radio who had accused the Prez of “spiking the football” on Osama bin Laden. Arends, who successfully muddied the reputation of war heroes Max Cleland and John Kerry ten years ago, did a less than credible job of pretending to represent miffed Navy SEALS critical of Obama’s actions (none available for comment.) It’s all too evident that Rupert Murdoch is preoccupied elsewhere.
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