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The One Thing Never to Say to a Cowan Man

Although as contemporary pagans, we spend much of our lives surrounded by cowans—non-pagans—there remains much about cowan thinking that pagans find opaque.

So, in the interest of maintaining grith—the old Witch word for “peace between communities”—I'd like to offer a point of inter-communal etiquette that might well save you from a potentially embarrassing situation.

Never compare a cowan man to a woman.

If you do, he will interpret it as an insult.

If you're thinking: But that doesn't make any sense; why would anyone find being compared to a woman insulting? please be aware that I share your bewilderment.

Even so, counter-intuitive as it may seem, this is how many cowans think, and as good pagan neighbors, it's our responsibility to be aware and to be respectful, even when we disagree.

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McConnell Spearheads Vote to Send Covid-Impregnated PPEs to Blue States

AP: Washington, DC

Along strict party lines, the Republican-dominated US Senate voted Friday to allocate $5 billion to send masks and gloves impregnated with Covid-19 virus to all Blue States.

The controversial initiative, spearheaded by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R KY), was lambasted by some as a blatant attempt to suppress Democratic turnout in this fall's upcoming presidential election.

McConnell denied such claims, while admitting that the action could have that effect. “We're only trying to level the playing field,” he told reporters. “With so many Red States deciding to prematurely lift anti-Covid stay-at-home orders, the effect on mindless idio—I mean, staunchly Republican voters—is virtually guaranteed to be devastating.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D CA) called the Senate's actions “cynical" and "disgraceful.”

Citing the recent decision of Wisconsin's Supreme Court—dominated by Republican-appointed judges—to force a Democratic primary election with the clear intent to endanger Left-leaning voters, McConnell retorted, “There's ample precedent for this kind of action in American history.”

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Thanks and good strength to you in your work, Anthony. And let us all say: So mote it be!
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    From Jan. 24, 2020 until March 2, 2020 I did a 40 day prayer ritual asking that my fellow citizens embrace their civil rights and

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Trump-Ugly

 This is the premier of Canada.

Cute.

 

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 This is the president of France.

Cute.

 

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 This is the president of the United States.

Ugly.

And not just ugly: Trump-ugly.

(Rhymes with butt-ugly.)

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Vote Trump 2020

Keep America Stupid

Reelect President Trump

 

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"My nem iz Vladimir Putin, end I approve dees message."

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    I'd help Crowdsource that film!
  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Mr. Posch, Right now I'm reading Book (Chapter) 9 of The Republic, by Plato. By the Gods, he sounds like Nostradamus when he disc

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Romney, He Only Has One Ball

 Tune: Hitler, He Only Has One Ball

 

Romney, he only has one ball,

Schumer has two, both very small;

Pelosi's got two small ov'ries,

but Mitch McConnell has no balls at all!

 

 

A tyrannical minority imposes its will on the majority.

A traitor president sells out the US to Russia.

A Republican Senate systematically dismantles the US Constitution.

 

 

It's up to us, folks!

Vote the Traitors Out!

 

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    So mote it be.
  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz says #
    Revolution through the ballot box.
On the Nature of Pagan Authority: A Little Lite Satire

Goddess Loves Me

 


Goddess loves me, this I know:

my high priestess tells me so.

If that's not enough for you,

Gerald Gardner says so too.

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'Witch' Originally Meant 'Too Busy,' Suggests Philologist

AP: Minneapolis MN

You may have heard that the word “witch” originally meant “wise one,” or “bender [of reality]”, or “waker [of the dead].”

But if Stefano Pozzo, Doctor of Philology at the University of Paganistan is correct, the word derives instead from an Anglo-Saxon adjective meaning “too busy.”

“Students of Old English, the parent language of Modern English spoken more than 1000 years ago, have long suspected the existence of an I-stem adjective wicca” said Pozzo, who pronounces the word WITCH-ah, “but until recently we had no manuscript evidence to prove it. Newly-available palimpsest studies, however, make it clear, not only that the word existed, but that its original meaning, as we had long suspected, was 'too busy.'”

Surviving Old English texts, he explained, were largely written on parchment, which at the time was a valuable resource, far too valuable simply to throw away. It was common practice to reuse old parchment by scraping off the original ink and writing a new text on the erased surface.

Pozzo noted that new computer technology has now made it possible to read erased texts, known as palimpsests, which had heretofore been inaccessible to scholars.

In a recent article, Hebrew University's Dr. Tzemakh Posner amplifies Pozzo's contention.

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