Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blog Jam

Mitt Romney scares me. As he should everyone. Along with his cohort Paul Ryan.

As does Stephen Harper, he of the glacial blue eyes and hidden agendas.

Isn't it odd how these men are so goodlooking in a mannequinish kind of way?

Then again, so was Ted Bundy.

It's funny that. How we expect the ogres of our time to look like monsters out of fairy-tales. When they're always so good-looking. This is how they access their victims. We should teach our children to beware of the good looking ones with the excellent teeth and perfect hair.

I am reading quite a wonderful book at the moment called Ghost Written by David Mitchell.  It is full of luscious lines like:
"The mountains toss and turn and then lie down until the grasslands begin."
and

          "Sometimes language can't even read the music of meaning."

Books can elevate us out of the mundane. Act like balm to the soul. Fill our imagination to over-flowing. Replace thoughts of bills and work and hunkering down for winter.

I was inspired by the autumnal red in my wee trees out back, even on this dullish day. And sadly, beside the glow of the crimson there is Mabel, all chopped up and drying out to keep me warm through next winter.


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23 Comments:

Blogger CorvusCorax12 said...

I don't think they are good looking at all, they always kind of give me the creeps....i look on anything that "seems" perfect that way or seems too smooth. I'm really disturbed with how our government can find money for self-promoting advertising (budget way over) rename museums , but cut things i consider important like environmental, oversight etc. These people are secretive flip floppers and they scare me too.

Wed Oct 17, 03:04:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

CC12:
Not to mention the cutbacks on the arts, search and rescue, CBC and women's rights.
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Wed Oct 17, 03:08:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Hattie said...

Romney is synthetic looking, like a male mannequin. Ryan looks sick to me. Neither of them look like people I would like to touch, much less snuggle up to!

Wed Oct 17, 04:33:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Oh not my type either, saints preserve us!

But they are so perfect, almost alien - maybe they are come to think of it....:)

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Wed Oct 17, 04:36:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Grannymar said...

How many blogs do you need for a pot of jam? ;) Sorry, but that thought comes into my head every time I read that heading.

Wed Oct 17, 05:11:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

GM:
I throw all sorts of thoughts into one post and first of all I thought logjam, like on a river and then I thought (very cleverly) of blog jam.

A mix of everything.....

No like?

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Wed Oct 17, 05:28:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous nick said...

Just imagine if the USA had President Julia Gillard. That would unsettle all those complacent male politicians a bit....

Wed Oct 17, 06:00:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

I don't imagine I'll see it in my lifetime, Nick. Misogyny thrives in the US. You only have to read about Hillary Clinton's hair and none of her outstanding achievements.
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Wed Oct 17, 08:38:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

Obama is good-looking and although he isn't perfect, he's not the creepy menace that Romney and Ryan are. God, I hope they aren't elected!

Wed Oct 17, 09:03:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

SAW:
I sure hope not, but things are not so full of hope and change anymore. I just read that USians on food stamps are at a record 45,000,000 and climbing.
Something has to give.
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Wed Oct 17, 09:31:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

'Mannequinish' is the word and the comparison to Ted Bundy a good one. Then again it ia a well-known fact that bald men seldom succeed in politics - the electorate nearly always demand that their presidents and prime ministers have hair, so perhaps not so surprising that the good looking fare better. I think the 'dead eyes' are indicative of sociopathic tendancies myself though and dead eyes alone can make a technically-handsome man ugly to me.

Thu Oct 18, 11:24:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Laura:

Ah hair. Of course. Hair being significant of a good breeder for those who wish that kind of thing in their gene pool.

Or perhaps representative of what one would like as one's own attributes?

Interestingly enough, studies have been done to show that a high percentage of such presidents and prime ministers have only female children (Nixon, Obama, Clinton, et al).

So Mitt with his 5 rather awful boys (according to him) might not have a hope.

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Thu Oct 18, 11:31:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Twilight said...

Of the dismal selection of individuals the Republicans coughed up during the primaries Romney seemed the most wooden, and his hair didn't help a bit, for me. Jon Huntsman was the most attractive and most sympathetic-seeming, but was ignored and dropped out early.
Probably didn't please The Boys In the Backroom.

Ryan's appearance is almost as scary as his proposed policies.
his eyes are weird! His hair - meh! ;-)

We're still waiting for most of the reds and golds of autumn to appear here - looking forward to it. :-)

Thu Oct 18, 01:04:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Government Funded Blogger said...

I ain't been scared of a Romney since the Nash Rambler went belly up.

More seriously I note that the strain of being President is showing on Obama by the graying of his hair. His hair will probably be white in four more years.Most Presidents seem to age prematurely while in office except for Bollecker Bill.

Thu Oct 18, 03:51:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Secret Agent Woman said...

USians made me laugh. And realized that there is no way to make the US into a person-word. Guess that's why we all say Americans.

Thu Oct 18, 07:34:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To lump Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a man like Ted Bundy in the same thought about good looks and ogres is absolutely appaling. What were you thinking! It's easy to rant and complain about those shouldering huge responsibilites on behalf of a nation. Try their job for a day and you may be less inclined to drag their names through the mud. Canada's doing pretty darn well in the midst of world wide financial turmoil - let the man do his job and vote against him at the next election if you wish.

Fri Oct 19, 02:46:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love your words
Must warn my daughter's
and granddaughter's.
Always had these thoughts
about overly groomed and good looking men....
but never shared :)

Fri Oct 19, 09:56:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Pauline said...

People in general frighten me, their politics notwithstanding, but I think if the Romney/Ryan team is selected, many USians will rue the day.

Fri Oct 19, 08:51:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

T:
For some reason Ryan reminds of the Manchurian Candidate, the original which was spellbinding.
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Sat Oct 20, 12:41:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

GFB:
And it didn't faze Bush the Lesser in the slightest, all that brush-cutting, I guess.
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Sat Oct 20, 12:41:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

SAW:
Esspecially when you consider Canadians could be considered "Americans" as well being that our land mass takes up more space than the US!
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Sat Oct 20, 12:43:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Anon:
Oh dear the Harperite has turned up to defend his chum.
Anonymously of course.

Oh I forgot, I mustn't feed the trolls, silly me.

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Sat Oct 20, 12:45:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Pauline:

I'm with you. It takes a unique ego to run for politics, it really does. And they all seem to be pigs at the trough when they get there. It never fails.

Scary.

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Sat Oct 20, 12:46:00 AM GMT-2:30  

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