Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Land of the harpies

If you've landed here then you're in the "Land of the Harpies." Kind of like "Land of the Lost" but not really. Some nameless "guest" posted this image to the right as an insult. 

According to Webster a Harpy is, "an evil creature in Greek mythology that is part woman and part bird: an angry and unpleasant woman."  

"Harpy" as an insult is included in the Shakespeare insult kit at, http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Funny-pages/shakespeare-insult-kit.html

When I think of "Harpy" I think of the Harpy Eagle, the largest raptor found in the America's. Their wingspan is between 5' 9" to 7' 4"  and females Harpies weigh from 13 to 20 pounds. Male Harpies in comparison weigh between 8.8 to 10.6 pounds. This is not sexism but female raptors usually weigh more. 



Harpy Eagle, aka "bad ass" of the bird world. 

The Harpy is a creation of Greek and Roman Mythology. The symbolism of Harpies from Symbolism Wiki

"Originally the Harpies were conceived as spirits of the wind, the personification of a nature occurrence that is frequent in ancient cultures. The sky was a significant place for the ancient Greeks, and much like the deeper parts of the ocean, it was revered because it was inaccessible. Mount Olympus, the realm of the gods, was located high in the sky and so the atmosphere and weather became associated as the whims of the gods. Therefore, it is conceivable that the idea of the Harpies could have come from the consistently shifting winds. It was not until later that the Harpies were given a physical form, for the sake of story telling." 

After learning about how awesomely powerful Harpies are I don't care if I'm called one. I like being "bad ass too."


436 comments:

  1. Good article. I like learning about birds and mythological beings.

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  2. Thanks Plum. They use this term to insult us but I think it's cool. We are bad ass.

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  3. I love images of the fearsome feminine. You have probably seen me post this image of the Goddess Kali before. Kali Durge Namo Namah.
    I love her decorated hands. I think this as illustration goes is excellent.

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  4. ER, you are not one of the harpies. You're not blind irrational anger. And I've never heard you say anything as crazy as "human life has no inherent value."

    Will you please contact Keith Lennox at Rec Room. He banned me for the awful crime of being attacked by Plum. That is a social site, not a political site. I have only every replied to you and only in the most cordial fashion. I would like to be able to reply to your non-political posts on that non-political site.



    This is a perfect example of Plum being a bully. Fight a bully, ER, and do me this favor.

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  5. In my comment you are so pissed about, I am talking about Plum blaming the victims of her abuse and calling me a crybaby. She is the one who thinks victims should take abuse and not cry about it.

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  6. Are you really unaware that I was referring to Plum's reasoning or are you acting in bad faith so you can stay buddies with Plum, who is a serial abuser.

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  7. Mr I-Hope-You-Get-Cancer who not only gets aroused by pictures of fetus parts but tries to peddle it to others as well in hopes they'll be aroused it claims he's a victim of abuse? What I see is a classic picture of you acting like a bully and then going crying that you're a victim when the people you've been bullying hit back and laugh at you for whining about it.

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  8. Now comes the "poor me" part of the abuse cycle where the abusive bully tries to endear themselves so they don't get tossed out on their ear because they know they won't be able to do their bully thing if that happens. This so reminds me of the classic "apology" that starts with, "I wouldn't have had to hit her if she hadn't...."

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  9. You are the serial abuser. You invade pro-life sites to go on the attack. Nobody tracks you down and attacks you on your own turf.

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  10. Plum sought me out and attacked me. I have only ever replied to her attacks and I make every effort to assiduously avoid her. She started in on me without my ever having seen her on the Internets.


    In this most recent example, I made a friendly reply to ER and Plum responded with a shrill call for my banning.


    Plum has made multiple attempts to follow me and I have had to delete her. She is the stalker and the bully, not me.

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  11. Of course, they don't. Oh, wait! What are you and Thomas and PJ doing on my "turf"?


    "go on the attack"? Oh, please. Having a different perspective is not necessarily an "attack". Imagine how boring sites like LAN would be without different points of view. All that you'd have is a bunch of back slapping while you eat popcorn and view abortion porn - much of it photo-shopped or edited with the intent of manipulating the emotions of the gullible. B-O-R-I-N-G!

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  12. PS I don't have any "turf" - I'm Ronin.

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  13. I have never posted a single abortion picture in my life.


    And I am not responsible for what the people who decide to follow me do. I have over 50 followers.


    What makes you think the purpose of LAN is debate? The purpose of LAN is to disseminate news to those concerned with pro-life issues.

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  14. "The purpose of LAN is to disseminate news" - and my purpose in commenting there is to sort opinions and outright falsehoods out of the "news". Most of LAN's articles are editorials, not in frequently attempting to pass of unsupported opinions as factual news.

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  15. What makes you think you're entitled to be the arbiter of truth?


    You go to LAN to disrupt and to make the site unusable. When pro-life folks are busy arguing with you, it prevents them from conversing with each other.

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  16. I don't claim to be the arbiter. I just put what I belief to be true into the mix.


    If pro-birthers would rather converse with each other, why do they bother to argue with me? It's not like I'm holding a gun to their heads forcing them. I daresay that if no one was consumed by the need to attempt to stifle contrary views, I might not post even 10% as many times as I do. The nastier that gets, the worse the forced-birth viewpoint comes off and the more it looks like you're afraid someone will see thru the B/S if other perspectives are offered but not countered with overkill responses.

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  17. No one can hold back from responding to the annoyance posed by trolls... if they could, trolling wouldn't be a problem.

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  18. It's not that difficult. I can't tell you the number of times I'm simply ignored your inanities. When someone says something nasty, it's a bit more difficult to let it go, but it's doable - my favorite personal trick for handling that is a shrug followed by thinking "what the hell does he/she know anyway?" - which, in case you don't get it, is a rhetorical question with the obvious answer of "nothing that matters"

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  19. Do you really not recognize that what I am saying is that Plum saying "LOL. Oh whaaaahhhhh! Plum is mean to me." is her saying victims are at fault for not knowing how to take it?

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  20. I've often said that forced-birthers would upvote one of their fellow travelers passing gas. Sure enough, PJ upvoted this one. at least that's what showed at 3:13 CST - even if she pulls it down later after reading this

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  21. "Yes, and victims of domestic abuse just need to learn how to take a punch." This said in ANY context is WRONG!!!!!!!!

    Plum is NOT harassing you. She has tried to stay away from you. I have asked YOU over and over to stay away from the Rec Room because that's Plum's home. You have NRO and LAN that's your home. Plum is not allowed there or at LAN and you damn well know this. Do not take me for an idiot or some stupid insecure woman. This will be a huge mistake on your part. To say it nicely, don't fuck with me.


    The Rec Room is a social and political site. Much like NRO there is a community of regulars there. You of all people should be able to understand this.

    It is hours later and I'm still pissed off. I'm so pissed off I fell like punching a hole through a wall right now. I don't know what else to say other than grow up and stop it.

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  22. You haven't told me to stay away from Rec Room, only that Rec Room is full of Plum's friends, by way of explaining when one of the Rec Room regulars lit after me when I said hi to you there. I said I would respect it as a social site.

    Is "Yes, and victims of domestic abuse just need to learn how to take a punch" wrong in the context of calling out abusers for their twisted logic? That is exactly how I used it and you know it.

    Plum responded to my friendly cat comment to you by screaming TROLL and calling for my banning. Yes, that is harassment.

    It is Plum who thinks her victims should stand by and take it and my comment calls her out on the implications of her bullying attitude.

    It is Plum who thinks victims should learn to take a punch.

    I stand up for civility, but I'm the bad guy.



    ER, I have always behaved decently with you and even lobbied on your behalf to get you reinstated at NRO, despite resistance from some of the regulars.


    Why can't you stand up from me when I am attacked for making a comment about my cat?

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  23. Take a couple of deep breaths and think about what you let me see you doing last night. I've got another one of those meetings in less than an hour - but this one will be in person rather than via video.

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  24. Have a nice life. I really don't need the Internet drama.

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  25. Interestingly enough, I'm facilitating a group discussion on "Handling Negative Emotions" tomorrow evening. I wish I could invite you to join us. Unfortunately, the nature of the group and how far into the process and mutual trust we have doesn't provide for having new people show up at this point.

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  26. "She has tried to stay away from you."


    Plum added herself as my follower. Twice.


    No, she is not trying to stay away from me. She is obsessed with forcing you to drop me. Looks like she finally succeeded.

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  27. It's fine. I will hang out with my hubby tonight. He said he would give me a back massage because I have horrible menstrual cramps.

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  28. "According to Webster a Harpy is, "an evil creature in Greek mythology that is part woman and part bird: an angry and unpleasant woman.""

    So you know my Greek Mother in Law?

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  29. I think you're a bit harsh on our friend M A. He has been your biggest fan.

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  30. Maybe so but domestic abuse is a touchy subject for me as I have survived it. Survived someone I loved trying to kill me.

    Mars said, "Yes, and victims of domestic abuse just need to learn how to take a punch." Yes he said this to Plum. I believe he knows that domestic abuse is a touchy subject for me. https://disqus.com/home/discussion/alllenall/music_lounge/#comment-1861702405

    My response, "Now you have really pissed me off. How fucking dare you say that. You know I was in an abusive relationship. I have taken punches, been thrown down stairs, had my head beat into a wall, etc. I doubt you could "take a punch" or any of what I went through." Fuck off!!!!!!" https://disqus.com/home/discussion/alllenall/music_lounge/#comment-1861842417



    Can you understand how this would hurt me?

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  31. I used to handle pro bono cases on behalf of battered women. I did primarily injunctions to keep their abusive spouses away. I stopped doing it after a while, as I couldn't emotionally handle it anymore. What happened to you is truly awful.

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  32. This is your standard gaslighting. Pretty evil for a purported 'nice guy.'

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  33. You are being gaslighted. I cannot watch it.

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  34. 1. What is "gaslighting"?
    2. How was I evil? I like both M A and E R.

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  35. What on Earth are you talking about? I never am nasty to E R.

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  36. You are most kind. I wish I had the courage to last more than a few years. My heavy workload combined with the heartbreaking nature of the cases ended my pro bono work. (I still do pro bono work. Right now I'm handling an asylum case on behalf of a political refugee).

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  37. Sorry you can't just give them to Mars - couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

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  38. The exit button is to your upper right. Feel free to click it.

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  39. Although most focused on the nips, I was thinking the same thing.

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  40. In pro-life parlance, disagreeing with them is defined as an "attack"

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  42. No, people aggressively repel Gary's attacks. Quite a different thing.

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  43. When has Gary attacked? Who has he attacked?

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  44. As well as finding an aroused nipple one of the most erotic sights in the world regardless of the size / shape / posture of its immediate surroundings.

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  45. Every single day he visits LAN and goes on the attack.

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  46. My how seductive. I absolutely do not want to do this here.

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  47. I'd grown tired of dealing with rude people and went to a happy place in my head for a moment. Definitely shouldn't go beyond on so public a place.

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  48. I enjoyed your thoughts immensely. I am smiling as I type this.

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  49. http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/02/19/mississippi-asks-roberts-court-help-close-abortion-clinic/

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  50. I was hoping you were when I typed it. Now I'm smiling too :)

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  51. Nothing is preventing you from conversing amongst yourselves.

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  52. For the anti vaxx nuts
    http://graphics.wsj.com/infectious-diseases-and-vaccines/#b02g20t20w15

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  53. Yes, they are. Some of them even make my mouth water.

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  54. "Attack" and "oppression" are words that, in the minds of *some* people mean "I don't get to attack and oppress others, so I'm being abused."

    Like Thomas ... who is pure-dee obsessed (as my friends in the South say) about the fact that my Disqus history is locked. Again, as my friends in the South say, that boy ain't right.

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  55. Well, he shows up with polite, well-reasoned discussions that demonstrate Calvin Freakburger to be a moron ... so, there's that.

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  56. Really? You're incapable of discussing amongst yourselves? I find that hard to believe ...

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  57. I am sure you will appreciate why I find your remarks about "trolls" to be ironic ...

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  58. I find it amusing that there are people who think having a teenaged groupie is a good thing.

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  59. I've been out of town for the past few days; I'm sorry to see that this nonsense from the LieSiteSpews crowd is still going on.

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  60. I stand up for civility,


    I'm sorry, but this just about broke my irony meter. I hope you understand why.

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  61. *Thank you.* MA is doing nothing *but* gaslighting.

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  62. She's not talking about *you* doing the gaslighting. :-(

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  63. The irony is that you cannot see yourself for what you are.

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  64. Why can't you keep from harassing people who want nothing to do with you?

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  65. The 'victim' does not see it evidently. Interesting because the light is burning brightly, figuratively and literally.

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  66. I'm sorry, sweetie. Did you not get the memo? You don't get to decide who responds to your remarks on a message board ... and, despite your paranoid assertions to the contrary, a polite response on a message board is not harassment. You have the choice to not post here anymore, after all. And I doubt anyone would miss you.

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  67. I make no pretense of being civil to anti-choice MRAssholes who think that they have a right to make medical decisions for strangers.

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  68. I have this vision of a little boy in short pants, about four years old, red-faced and foot-stomping: "Stop talking to me!"

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  69. Ty for the most recent thumbs up.

    Good detective work.

    :p

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  70. ERI - Did you get a content policy warning from google?

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  71. So, after a lapse of 6 days, you need to start up again. Who is the stalker and harasser?

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  72. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/24/google-warns-sex-bloggers-to-clean-up-or-get-out

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  73. Plum and Mars can you two stay away from each other? Can you please pretend the other doesn't exist at least for a while?

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  74. I stop by to chat with you and anyone who is friendly and willing to set politics aside for the sake of sociability.

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  75. Thank you. I still have questions and the article says I am not the only one with such.

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  76. We both post on this blog. Oh, I love to hear a Mars whine in the morning. Whine some more for me, Cucaracha. Music to my ears.

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  77. No. Ban me if you do not like what I write and/or do not like my behavior. I will not be mad.
    I will not layoff Mars. Mars is an asshole which would be all right in ordinary circumstances. But he is not content to be your everyday asshole. He flames.

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  78. Plum I'm not going to ban you. Do what you need to do. Between the Blogger censorship and the new disqus I'm about ready to go offline. Technology is vexing me.

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  79. Truly annoying, is it not? Google sucks. Disqus sucks. But we do not suck.

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  80. I'm responding here instead of dragging this out at NRO.

    It's a long thread, I don't expect you to read through it but here's the link for posterity.
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/

    PJ4 gets off on watching people "lose their shit."
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1875497788

    More PJ4 comments:
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1878810707

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1878810707

    My responce to one post, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1879483402

    Also, what I was trying to explain to Thomas, is that religious law Sharia or Halakhah was developed from a theocracy. In the U.S. we live in a secular society and religious law doesn't apply. Hence there will be no Sharia law in the U.S.

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  81. Sorry one more, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1881081057

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  82. The amount of drama and bickering is most annoying and unnecessary. I feel like I'm in a Junior High classroom.

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  83. I agree.
    Off to get breakfast and run errands. Have a great Sunday see you later.

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  84. Yes, it gets very wearying after a while. Hope everyone is having a good Sunday :)

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  85. Yeah, she has vacillated repeatedly on that. Sometimes it is the valley, or Studio City.

    Can't keep her lies straight.

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  86. Mars none of us need internet drama. You're a smart person and can see the things PJ says.
    See my post to Demo, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/ifightbullies/i_fight_bullies_land_of_the_harpies/#comment-1881374672
    And to purr, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/ifightbullies/i_fight_bullies_land_of_the_harpies/#comment-1882659333
    I don't want to waste my time on her, I have better things to do. I'm just standing up for myself against her attacks.

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  87. Opps this picture didn't load the first time.

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  88. Am I crazy or does this not make sense?

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  89. Clearly she is lying.

    She now claims to live in Studio City.

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  90. Check my feed I just asked her about that.

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  91. You two need to either make friends or start ignoring each other.

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  92. She really does need a spreadsheet to keep track of her lies, doesn't she?

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  93. You know, something occurred to me in the shower. I really do feel sorry for her ... because I know the game she's playing.

    We didn't have much growing up, and I lived in an area that practiced "economic integration" ... which means that the poor kids were bussed into the richer school districts. When I was her age, my diary revealed that I was going to marry Andy Gibb, live in the Dakota (in NYC), and have four children (two of them adopted). That would Show Them All.

    I know that playbook all too well, in other words.

    The poor child needs help.

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  94. She can't make up her mind where she lives.

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  95. I am sure that her friends know that she is a little girl with delusions of grandeur.

    But they can't let on, because they will then reveal that they fell for the lies of a desperate teen. So they have to pretend that they believe that she has this amazing life.

    They pity her, as do we. And everyone knows it, even PJ.

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  96. When I was young I was going to marry Ricky Schroeder or Meeno Peluce from that show Voyagers! (Don't know if anyone remembers that program). We were going to be rich and have a dozen kids. It's really quite a life that PJ's invented, though. Wealth without having to do anything to work for it (rich hubby with glamorous job), fancy house where she doesn't have to clean or cook--because maid--and children that she doesn't have go through the messy business of raising because she has a nanny. She gets to stay online and occasionally volunteer or go to parties. If this is what she expects her life to be like real life is going to hit her really hard.

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  97. And Princess Jasmine is an apt name when you think about it, because the life she's invented is essentially the life of a Disney princess. All the fun and none of the work or responsibility.

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  98. Which is hilarious considering that she claimed not to be able to find a babysitter for the March for Life in LA, which would have involved meeting fellow LANers.

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  99. I've been noticing that she occasionally modifies parts of her story based on what we say about it.

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  100. If this is what she expects her life to be like real life is going to hit her really hard.

    Yep. The real-world learning curve is going to come at that one like a ton of bricks.

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  101. All of that moving, every 3-4 months, would be awfully hard on her "exclusive Louis XIV furniture," don't you think? To say nothing of finding a place large enough for a couple with five (or six) kids ... and garage space for a Maserati, a Tesla, and a Porsche "Cheyenne." ;-)

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  102. And the kid stories she has are so generic--vague mention of finger painting on the wall--a kid who has 'the lead this year' (the lead in what? Schools put on more than one program a year) --and I'd just love to meet the three year old who says "You're mean and I don't like you" when you take the iPad away--you would generally get something more like a long wail and a loud "Nooooo!" followed by kicking something and/or sulking.

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  103. I love how she claimed that her incoherency the other night was due to typing on her mobile while driving home from a late night party in Hollywood? I imagine.

    Yeah, because high rollers always have lives that revolve around protecting their reputations on sites like LAN? vs "little people" like us?

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  104. Do any of those cars even have space for 5/6 kids? Tesla and Maserati are both sports cars and I think a Cheyenne is a pickup? (not sure). And if they're under twelve they can't legally sit in the front like they used to.

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  105. None have room for 7 people.

    Not even the Cheyenne, with its back seats.

    Tesla and Maserati = two seaters

    She'd need a minivan to fit 5 kids

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  106. And she claims to have a 10yo, 12, 11 and a 3 and 4 yo

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  107. Yeah, none of those cars would be practical for a family that size.

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  108. The Porsche Cayenne (which is why I laughed when she posted about the " Porsche Cheyenne") is a small SUV. It seats four adults. Yep, the Cheyenne is a Chevy Silverado options package (introduced in 2013). It has an extended cab, but that means it still only seats four adults (I doubt the back seat is legal for children young enough to need a car seat).

    So, yeah. Her entire tale is that of a fantasizing, miserable adolescent.

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  109. PS: There is a Tesla sedan ... and it will won't seat five (or six) kids.

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  110. Yep, and she's still responding to me. *head desk* Do you think people at LAN and NRO see what she's doing?

    Here's her latest posts to me:
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/nationalreview/dont_doubt_isiss_sincerity/#comment-1883608256

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/nationalreview/dont_doubt_isiss_sincerity/#comment-1883611861

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  111. Tesla sedan interior
    http://cdn.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Tesla-Glass-Panoramic-Sunroof.jpg
    http://www.gmc.com/content/dam/GMC/global/master/nscwebsite/en/home/Vehicles/Current_Vehicles/2015_Sierra_1500/Model_Overview/01_images/Interior/2015-gmc-sierra-1500-mov-interior-mm1-lightbox-960x382-06.jpg
    http://www.maseratikubang.net/uploads/seccion/img-144.jpg

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  112. Not one of those interiors in the pix I just pasted has room for more than 5 people total.

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  113. I don't know how in hell she figures that someone would be able to find her based on a location of West Hollywood/ Beverly Hills/San Fernando Valley. She hasn't given out her real name and she doesn't use her real picture. She's being ridiculous.

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  114. Its just an attempt to distract from the contradictory nature of her lies.

    She is casting herself as a victim to distract from the fact that her lies have been exposed.

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  115. What is that phrase of which she is so fond?

    Oh, yes.

    It looks like little Jasmine Kimberly is "losing her shit."

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  116. Not if your mother is "Mommy Dearest" who gets ugly when she loses her shit.

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  117. Now she is claiming that she has to lie about where she lives to deter online predators

    Lol

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  118. That poor child. Seriously, she needs help.

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  119. Edit: the second screen shot didn't upload.

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  120. Even Jessica Alba, who is arguably only slightly more successful than PJ, was never able to regain her pre pregnancy weight and body. Not even with millions of dollars and the best trainers in the world.

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  121. http://www.salon.com/2015/03/03/scientists_designed_music_specifically_for_cats/

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  122. How fascinating. My hubby swears that BB cat likes violinist Hilary Hahn. I didn't think cats would like music. I'll have to play some Sigur Rós for him.

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  123. Sigur Ros.

    I have only ever heard one song, but they sound very talented.

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  124. Video of cats listening to that music and their reactions : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUhcY86ybi0

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  125. My cats bliss out to the streaming baroque channel. I have also had cats who loved Zamfir and Segovia.


    I had a parrot who loved this and would cock his head and bob up and down when it played.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4hvB3sTqCw

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  126. How cute. I love the Cole and Marmalade videos.

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  127. if you haven't seen this, you need to

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/affronted-cockatoo-doesnt-want-to-go-to-vet-unleashes-stream-of-invective/

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  128. And look at Heidi Klum, after multiple pregnancies:

    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/pictures/heidi-klum-her-amazing-body-evolution-2012231/20231


    Wow, she didn't immediately snap back to a perfect size 00, did she?

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  129. Look at Alyssa Milano--not a size 00 after giving birth and still looking fantastic http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2862934/Alyssa-Milano-shows-post-pregnancy-body-fundraiser-event-just-three-months-giving-birth-daughter-Elizabella.html

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  130. You are one in a million whom I "heard" in a long time referencing Zamfir. I have been enjoying his music for decades. We are classical guitar people as well at my house. Dogs unfrtunately don't enjoy any music :( Do cats seriously respond to music noticeably?

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  131. Yes. They cock their heads and squint their eyes and look very peaceful.

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  132. PJ is a very disturbed little teenager who has to tell those lies to bolster her self-esteem. Psychiatrists call that grandiosity.

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  133. This is interesting, "Parrots Have Personal Preferences in Music, but All Despise Dance Music"
    http://www.medicaldaily.com/parrots-have-personal-preferences-music-all-despise-dance-music-244041

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  134. *No one* who has actually had a child is size 00 ever again ... let alone someone who has had five (or six). Ref. pubic symphysis diastasis.

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  135. Not sure. Don't let PJ catch you here in the "Land of the Harpies."

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  136. Are you a harpie? Seems to me you are a female from the species homo sapiens :) You two need to "kiss" and make up while leaving me out of it please. I'm looking forward to a new thread devoid of drama :(

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  137. check it out parrot dance off, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t-m4x92Nvg

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  138. Speaking of harpy, Check out the Harpy Eagle video. These are amazing birds. I'm a birdwatcher so I like this stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyewFt3aeBY

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  139. Endangered species. I can't find the remaining number in their natural habitat. Anyone tracking these eagles?

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  140. Remember that guy in middle school that you didn't want to dance with and told him, "You dance like a parrot"?

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  141. The only conservation program I know of is http://www.peregrinefund.org/projects/harpy-eagle. I'm sure there are more conservation and breeding programs out there.

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  142. I went to Catholic school and we didn't have any dances in middle school but I did go roller skating.

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  143. Do your dogs 'sing" to music? A cute dog singing to Patsy Cline,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_N7cszFtWQ

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  144. I had a zebra finch who was ridiculously fond of anything with a Moog synthesizer. If you've ever heard zebra finches, you'll know why. Seriously.

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  145. You two need to "kiss" and make up while leaving me out of it please

    You need to stop dictating other peoples' behavior. Seriously.

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  146. I'm ignoring PJ that's as good as it will get. I will never "kiss and make up" with her.

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  147. Very sweet. I've never owned a finch, but it would be lovely to have a little songster in your own home.

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  148. I asked that you make the attempt to "kiss" and make up (a simple from the heart wish). Fiona replied to me that I "dictate" and you up-voted her knowing that the week before she wished that I died.

    The knowledge that Fiona wishes such a horrible outcome for me does not stop you from upvoting her commentary to me?

    I'm done with you ER. You have no heart.

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  149. Oh for heaven's sake. Could you possibly be any more of a drama queen?

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  150. I've had parakeets, finches, cockatiels, and canaries. No birds now, because we have cats. Finches are very sweet little birds, pretty much impossible to finger-train, but very gregarious and, well, noisy. I rather liked it.

    For years I wanted a macaw, but they are *very* high maintenance birds, and because I have to travel so much for my day job it just wouldn't be fair to one. So, I make do with visiting a rather chatty one named Lulu at the local pet supply store (she is a rescue bird who belongs to the owner), who will go through her whole range of tricks the minute I get there in hopes of receiving a peanut.

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  151. Sometimes detente is the best one can hope for. You have nothing to "kiss and make up" *for.*

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  152. Speaking of that, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liveactionnews/7_shocking_quotes_by_planned_parenthood8217s_founder/#comment-1887776828

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  153. She needs psychotherapy to deal with her projection issues.

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  154. She is obsessed with cutting and self harm

    Pure projection

    She is one messed up teen.

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  155. And you upvote people who have

    1) wished death on plum and others

    2) accused Fiona and ER of being dangerous psycho killers


    Tut tut Thomas

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  156. That's sad. I'm starting to feel sorry for her.

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  157. Pity is what we need to have for poor PJ.

    Fiona has a big heart. PJ accuses her of being a "frothing at the mouth psycho", and all that Fiona can feel is pity for the poor, mentally disturbed child.

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  158. Speaking of projection, https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liveactionnews/7_shocking_quotes_by_planned_parenthood8217s_founder/#comment-1887687822

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  159. You know, it's kind of sad to watch someone decompensate like that. She's seeing her little house of cards come down and trying desperatey to deflect from it.

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  160. If you were going to leave, you would just *do it* instead of whining.

    You're the pig who called me an anti-Semite because I (like many others, including Israelis) *know* that Netanyahu promotes terrorism. And you did this within *days* of my rabbi brother-in-law's passing. I would still far rather have him back than deal with you *at all.* Then you pissed and moaned about how I wanted your wife to be a widow and your sons to be orphans. And not one *shit* did you give about BenZion's family, because everything has to be about you and what *you* demand.

    And yes, you *do* try to dictate others' behavior. You are always telling people what they *must* do in order to satisfy you.

    Take your "musts" in one hand and shit in the other, then let us all know which one fills up faster.

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  161. Everything that PJ says is either fantasy or projection. Anyone who can't see that is deluding themselves. The fact that her literal playhouse is falling down around her ears has made her desperate to deflect in any way possible.

    I do feel sorry for her. More than she will ever know.

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  162. That whole post is more of Thomas demanding that you acquiesce to his demands, if you ask me. Thomas has control issues.

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  163. Of course not. That poor child ...

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  164. Did you see the scolding I got from mamabear? Seriously WTF? https://disqus.com/home/discussion/liberalamerica/28_reasons_i8217m_done_talking_to_most_of_my_conservative_friends_and_family_members/#comment-1888537840

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  165. If anything, I thought you deserved a spanking. ;)

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  166. I'd like you to produce those comments that you claim I upvoted that speak to number 1 and 2 as you've articulated them. Please do so and will pick up the discussion from there. Hint - you will not find any that prove number 1 and 2.

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  167. I've been accused by Purr of referring to you as a "dangerous psycho killer" and upvoting comments that wish death on Plum and others. Do some research on that and see if you find support for this slander. On the other hand there is a comment from Fiona in which she wishes with "all her heart" that I die. You just reduced this to a "grudge" and you wonder about the reason I articulated that assessment? Really...
    But let's discuss Fiona's post, which you upvoted. You agree, by upvoting, that I should not "tell" you to "kiss" and make up and yet in a previous response to me you "told" me to better not tell PJ that I have commented on this thread. Are you truly for real or you've totally lost the ability to process? You "tell" me to not tell PJ and than you upvote a comment that admonishes me for "telling" you to "kiss" and make up. Ponder how you defeat your own reasoning! Do you simply upvote comments because they sound cool? :)
    I will continue posting to you but do reserve the right to point out the fallacies you engage in. I know you did not agree with Fiona on that comment and that is enough. Thank you for that.

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  168. My response:

    PJ just has kids, grad school and volunteering, a vivid imagination

    FIFY.

    I am going to sound pretty school-teacherish here, but hey that is who I am. I think all this needs to cool down.

    Anyone who wonders why I think the anti-choice have control issues need only read your post here to understand why. You want to dictate the behaviors of people other than yourself in a vast variety of arenas.
    ::shrug:: As much as you may dislike it, what people other than yourself
    choose to do is *not* your call.

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  169. If the purpose of LAN were to disseminate news, they would not be taking quotes from Margaret Sanger, Amanda Marcotte, and anyone else about whom they have bees up their butts and quoting them out of context to try to create drama.

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