Especially since the current season of President Obama's term began on January 20, 2009 with we-the-people's national Moon @ 29Scorpio45, a 29th critical or crisis degree showing what sort of shape the Bush-Cheney monster had us in by Inauguration Day 2009. But that's not the only reason I mention this degree along with Poe's illustrious name...
It's because rounding up for Inaugural Moon 2009, we have '30Sco' = "A Halloween Jester" a figure which seems embedded in the news these days. Tricksters and Pans of a political persuasion are sashaying around Washington DC as if they owned the place, and our national airwaves, internets, and phones are full of people preaching at us while railing against their perceived, scoundrely opponents who - as anyone can plainly see - shouldn't be elected dog catcher.
By this sound reasoning, neither should they.
'30Sco' 'Keyword: SPONTANEOUSNESS.
positive expression: a gift for making the desires and ambitions of self not only of interest but of actual value to others;
negative/unconscious/shadow side: ineptness of self-expression and contempt for established values.'
(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology , Marc Edmund Jones.)
Besides, you know that US Inaugural Moon 2009 was void-of-course, thus we-the-people have been rather at loose ends and things aren't turning out as someone planned.
I imagine the 'contempt' is the public's record-high level of contempt for Congress, don't you? And 'contempt for established values' may relate to many things on various levels but I suspect that tossing out congressional incumbents on November 2, 2010 may be part of the Capitol Hill soap opera that will soon unfold. Plus, animosity toward President Obama is very much on the contemptuous side for some Americans who appreciate the GOP's sit-on-our-hands strategy.
Those Sour Grapes of Wrath
The political ploy "Anything to Make the President Look Bad" has grown beyond tiresome when so many public issues need solving on our behalf. Civics classes need reinstating where they've been cut, too. But that would mean that the American people might quit being so polarized by political operatives and could possibly learn again to vote for their/our own best interests.
Of course, solutions to our problems secretly hide or simply remain unembodied when 98.9% of offered candidates stink until even the electorate's accustomed 'lesser of two evils' default strategy sputters at the ballot box as it must do this year.
Witches, frat boys, and Nazi sympathizers - our electorate cups truly runneth over like lethal, leaking storage ponds this 2010 midterm season.
And all the while, I'll be trying to avoid taking another of Pat Boone's robo-calls while trying not to become overly diverted on Nov 2 and beyond - whenever all the squawking and/or recounts start. Why, we don't even know if all US voting machines will 'work' properly or honestly on Nov 2 so the only up-side of this I can think of at the moment is that perhaps, at last, the US government will cease going abroad to brazenly and hypocritically boss around other nations on how to 'run' an election democratically.
Such bald headed bosh!
Now here's a wispy ghost of a post wafting your way from May 2010:
I knew it was You, Halliburton!