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June 30, 2011

Provincetown

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:26 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Thursday morning, the thirtieth day of June, 2011, a bright, cool, sunny start to another beautiful day here on Cape Cod and the Islands, and wherever you may be this morning, I pray you and yours are having a good one…  Yesterday, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, held a press conference where he laid down the gauntlet over this whole ‘raising the debt ceiling thing’, that, according to most polls, has the majority of Americans actually opposing that notion, to theirs and the U.S. economy’s detriment, yes, he spelled out the absurdity of the figurative straight jacket the republicans are willing to put on spending for extremely popular social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, but unwilling to take out the numerous corporate loopholes, such as subsidies for private, corporate jets, agricultural subsidies, oil and gas subsidies, and the fact that there are so many individual loopholes in the U.S. tax code today that one could drive a Mack truck right through the center and not come close to hitting any pedestrians, giving an absurd REAL tax rate to billionaires like Warren Buffet, who has stated that he would be willing to pay more, who pays, and I quote, “about 14 percent, less than my secretary…”  Meanwhile, bat $hit expert, Michelle Bachmann, traveling in South Carolina now and in full presidential campaign mode, God help us, has stated that she wishes to get rid of the minimum wage, you know, ’shared sacrifice’, because, “so many people are hurting out there, and we believe they should keep more of what they earn…”  How Michelle, by paying them 2 dollars an hour?  Ah, the republican party, the “gift that just keeps on giving all year long…” (credit Randy Quaid from the classic film, ‘Christmas Vacation’)–is there no pain you can’t inflict?  I think we should round up Grover Norquist, Michelle Bachmann and David Koch, put them on a plane, take away all of their creature comforts, you know, stuff like food, water, a Blackberry, and leave them in the middle of a large urban setting, homeless and alone, yes, simply leave them at some homeless shelter to fend for themselves for a week.  Let them settle in to their new surroundings, with the homeless, and maybe, just maybe, they will start to see the LIGHT! I love people who spout off things they know NOTHING about, or better yet, take for granted, as if they are entitled to those assets by virtue of birth–little things like shelter, food, water, friendship, LOVE, and self-esteem.  It is pretty difficult to have self-esteem when you are down and out.  So, dear seacapecod.net readers, that is what I mean when I say don’t take any wooden nickles from the likes of FOX NEWS or some clown politician like Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY), the minority leader in the Senate, who held a fake news conference yesterday, at the same time as the President’s, Barack Obama, classy, speaking on behalf of “The American People”, of course, speaking to their most recent desperate move in this epic battle over our national debt, that, if the debt ceiling is not raised, will cause the national and world economies to go into a tail spin.  McConnell, with a hoard of constipated looking white guys behind him, began the impromptu press conference with his normal recalcitrant style and launched into explaining a fantasy of creating a Constitutional amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would not allow congress or the President to raise that debt ceiling, certainly not without a complete and utter “balance of the budget” that they KNOW is an impossibility, as it takes two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate to ratify such a notion, a bi-partisan effort that has not been see in these here parts for, oh, I don’t know, DECADES! Have a wonderful day folks and may peace someday reign on planet earth! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 29, 2011

Osterville Watchtower

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:14 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good, as always, to be with you on this very early Wednesday morning, the twenty-ninth day of June, 2011, and, according to Reuters, the sun will rise in a few moments… During the Bush administration, the Grand Old Party voted to raise the debt ceiling 19 times, that’s right, 19 times!  Adding up to a grand total of 4 trillion dollars.  How ’bout that for fiscal conservatives! You know, those fiscal conservatives that Michelle Bachmann, presidential contender for the republican cause, claimed as her own recently.  Bachmann, famous for her fun facts such as John Quincy Adams being one of the founding fathers who fought tirelessly to end slavery in this country…at the age of eight.   Fun facts such as Lexington and Concord being towns in the great state of New Hampshire, the state that heard the ’shot fired round the world’ during the Revolutionary War, when of course, those towns are right here in the great state of Massachusetts.  Fun facts that also include creationism, whereupon apparently mankind magically appeared on planet earth only 6000 years ago, playing with dinosaurs and the like.  You know, fun facts, ’cause the ‘more you know’…  When Bachmann gave her presidential announcement speech on Monday, she claimed to be “one of those”, referring to the ‘three legged stool’ that had four legs, four pillars of the republican brand if you will, that Michelle has adopted, again, as her own, as in “I’m one of those”, begging the question, “what happened Michelle?”, is it one of those 24 hour viral things, or is it the fact that we have a black man in the White House and you and your handlers, your puppeteers, such as the ‘Brothers Koch’, are HELL bent on driving this country off a cliff?  They will accomplish this by creating a financial $hit storm that will hurt the U.S. economy and world economies, forcing the hand of the President to do their bidding, as they hold that gun to the head of the collective ‘American People’, the very people they claim to LOVE so much, yet, are, nonetheless, holding hostage and brainwashing them into feeling ’sorry’ for them personally and as a “cause” (such as fiscal, social, peace through ’strength’, or tea party model)– a classic Stockholm Syndrome, that was so well laid out in a recent new secret meeting, or summit, with the Koch brothers in Vail, Colorado, just this past week, where republican governor scumbags like Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and George Bush’s mentally challenged twin, Rick Perry, from the great state of Texas, met with the oil and chemical giant corporate polluter and political extortionist group to, undoubtedly, discuss the method in which they will make it next to impossible for people who might lean democratic in this next election, i.e., the poor, the elderly, minorities, and the young, to vote.  They will make it more difficult to register to vote by creating new voter ID cards, and, moreover, more difficult to actually vote at the booth, via intimidation and, again, the new voter ID rules put in place by the aforementioned governors and their ilk.  By destroying the unions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, etc., the Koch agenda of a complete and total Plutocratic takeover was well under way, for by taking away the ability to organize, Republicorp has effectively begun this dismantling of the most basic ingredient of our Democracy–namely, one man, or woman equals one vote. The goal now is to continue this sleazy move by tampering with voter ID and by the new rules, as many would be votes, even though cast, will not be counted, as they don’t pass the strict guidelines of what constitutes proper ID and what does not, purely subjective of course, but designed to alter elections in the future, resulting in more drones like Scott of Florida, who are bought and paid for by the evil Brothers Koch and their friends…(FRACK you David and Charles Koch, WE have got your number!).  These are the a$$holes who have brought you the polluting exercise of fracking, a process where a company sets up a well head, begins drilling down into private (or in many cases now, thanks to the Halliburton loophole, public land) property that they ‘lease’ off of private land owners, who take the money, not knowing the REAL risks, and as Halliburton or Koch Industries begins drilling down to get at the shale rock below, to pump high pressured water laced with 596 chemicals, deadly chemicals that are UNREGULATED, into said shale rock in order to break it apart, releasing the ‘natural gas’ that is embedded within, the people get sick and the company makes the profit.  Profit over People right David and Charles? These land owners soon find out what the “Brothers” were up to however, as the 596 chemicals are not only seeping into the drinking water, making them deathly sick, but also have to deal with airborne contaminants while they literally light their water, coming from the faucet, on FIRE!  This crap is happening in over 37 states now, and it is only getting worse, as the Koch brothers continue making money off of other human being’s lives, while simultaneously going after the very core of our Democracy by way of buying politicians and shredding our Constitution.  Why do you think FOX NEWS is such a big hit?  Sure, they have pretty people to look at, bright shiny lights to stare at, fun facts displayed on even funner graphics, with easy to read talking points that leave your mind numb and your extremities cold, but the real reason is that they have the same mission as do the Brothers Koch, (not to be confused with the Brother’s Grim, the famous authors of ‘grim’ fairy tales) and that, of course, is a complete takeover of the United States of America, a plan that has been going on for over thirty years now.  Plutocracy, or rule by the wealthy, is going on right now, and because it is so subtle, is has ducked under the radar of most ‘American people’.  One law here, one law there, take away voting rights, or make it really difficult for African Americans, or college students, or the working poor, not to mention those who are destitute, and one eventually, like the Colorado River cutting a valley, or canyon, through the earth itself, creates a giant gap between the haves and the have nots–and like the old saying goes, those who have the gold, make the rules.  Doesn’t sound like a Democracy, with a big D, to me, does it to you?  How would you like David Koch being the new ‘dear leader’, ala Kim jong Il?  My guess is you would not, and that is exactly why these secret meetings, held in the past few years in Palm Beach, Florida and Aspen, Colorado and now Vail, Colorado, are a tightly held secret, for they are attended by Justices as well as corrupt governors, that’s right, Supreme Court Justices such as Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, right along with the corrupt politicians, such as the ones aforementioned, and how would that look if the general public knew this was really going on, as WE, collectively as a nation, began questioning whether or not our Supreme Court is really on the up and up?  The attempted coup of our nation will not be televised, but will be reported by seacapecod.net, because WE all know that the Brothers Koch and their mindset want everything to remain as subtle and quiet as possible, for their goal is to take away every right you could possibly think of that could threaten their power, while they continue to pollute our drinking water to the point of no return, and continue making billions of dollars of profit in the oil and chemical business, a business that is slowly warming our planet and destroying it at the same time.  This all while receiving government tax payer subsidies, while they are buying our politicians, educators at the highest level (Google–Koch brothers plus Florida, and other universities, professors) and raping and pillaging OUR collective lands, such as in Wyoming, where they drill on those public lands, again, via the Halliburton loophole of 2005, ala Dick Cheney, adding up to some very disturbing trends that are, for the most part, so sophisticated and vile, cunning and manipulative, that ‘THEY’ are mostly out of the nation’s general radar system of what is RIGHT and what is most clearly WRONG!  The victim with these guys is always the TRUTH, and that is what they are afraid of–TRUTH that is being withheld from the American people, who, irregardless of their political affiliation, are hurting and in FEAR, just like the good doctor ordered over at the evil Koch brother’s laboratory, and NEED real leaders to help them see the LIGHT. Leaders who actually give damn about their mortgages, their jobs, their kids educations and futures, their drinking water, their food safety, the air they breathe, their environment, and their very lives…  If FOX NEWS actually told 60 percent, or whatever their market share is now, of the American people the TRUTH, it would put Republicorp, and it’s puppets, out of business forever, and WE could get down to the business of restructuring the tax code, cleaning up the environment, reinvesting in our own infrastructure, (as opposed to ‘nation building’ in places like Afghanistan), take out private insurance companies for health care and replace them with medicare for all, and finally putting some real regulations on Wall Street, putting them back in the business of INVESTMENT banking, investing in companies, not in speculation and credit default swaps–effectively taking our country back from the lying, cheating thieves who are currently running the show now, people that are much worse than Rob Blagojevich, whose only real crime in this corrupt, lobbyist soaked beltway was to be wire tapped, invisible, mums the word, politicians who take millions of dollars every day in Washington from corporate lobbyists whose only goal, a lofty one at that, is to get whatever agenda that is on their docket off the docket, and to hell with everyone else…an agenda that always starts with the modus operandi of PROFIT OVER PEOPLE! Have a wonderful day folks and please keep the people on the Missouri River in your prayers, as Fort Calhoun, one of our nuclear power plants in Nebraska, is under a few feet of water as I write these words… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 28, 2011

Dowse’s Rugosa Roses

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:38 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the amazing island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the twenty-eighth day of June, 2011, a rather muggy one to start and with the announcement of Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) running for the office of the President of the United States of America, I thought I should do my civic duty and remind everyone just how special a person Michelle Bachmann really is.  On the Sunday morning talk show circuit, Michelle appeared on FOX NEWS Sunday and spoke with anchor Chris Wallace, actually not that bad a news man, at least by FOX standards anyway, who asked the congresswoman, “Michelle Bachmann, are you a flake?” Bachmann, as smoke became visible, billowing out of her ears, responded, “I’m a lawyer (and that means what exactly?), I’ve got a titanium spine, I’m not going to be pigeon holed…blah, blah, blah, and I am rather offended…blah, blah, blah.  Flake, no, perhaps not, but, on the other hand, here we have a presidential contender who is confused about where the battle of Lexington took place during the Revolutionary War, speaking a few weeks ago in the great state of New Hampshire where she is today, saying these words–”You people right here in the great state of New Hampshire, in the towns of Lexington and Concord, heard that shot fired round the world…”  Now I don’t know about you, but I rather like my candidates for the highest office in the land to have some basic grasp of American history, especially one who seems so enthralled with the Constitution of the United States, and, thus, I believe will have difficult time convincing the 10 percent of the electorate that her bizarre stance on say, evolution, or the lack therein in her case, both literally and figuratively, might be considered, by said electorate, a little off pudding.  A big pro life position will not help with winning over that ten percent, the only voters that really matter, for in the end, democrats and progressives will vote, obviously, for Obama, and republicans, god bless their little hearts, will vote for a vacuum cleaner, if it says the right thing, and just so long as it votes along party lines, is not too loud and wears a nice suit.  It is that ten percent of undecideds that always, at least in modern politics, turns the tide one way or the other.  The tea party coalition, that Bachmann champions so, represents only about 17 percent of the Iowan population, if you consider a recent poll that asked people what they considered themselves, and if they identified with the tea party movement.  She will have a tougher time in New Hampshire and beyond, for her message of “inclusion” does not pass the smell, mustard or FACT test, and thus, will have an even more difficult time explaining some of her other bizarre behaviors expressed over the past two years, everything from her off center Internet response to the State of the Union address in January, to her problems adding basic numbers together while trying to explain that the Duke, John Wayne, is really from Waterloo, Iowa, the original home of Michelle Bachmann.  John Wayne Casey maybe, as the serial killer was born and lived in Waterloo, but not the Duke.  Sadly, Bachmann does not seem to have the shame to check out the basic facts of her own home town, even with the advanced technological tools at our disposal, such as Google, so yeah, when I think of Michelle Bachmann, I now think of those warm, soft, flaky, I mean delicious, croissants, reminding me of a simpler time, when I was in Paris, yes, I remember.  Oh, Michelle, is there nothing you and your flaky goodness can’t do?  Putting that amazing factual error aside for moment, this is what Bachmann actually said a few hours ago in her Presidential announcement yesterday in John Wayne’s, I mean John Wayne Casey’s home town of Waterloo, Iowa, and I quote, as always, verbatim–”It may have started small, but our voice is growing louder (shriller as well), our voice is growing stronger, and it is made up of Americans from all walks of life (urban thugs and all), like a three legged stool.  It’s made up of peace through strength conservatives (military industrial proponents), and I am one of those, it’s made up of fiscal conservatives (proponents of removing all safety nets established, by the likes of FDR and LBJ, that don’t provide any value to the top two percent), and I’m one of those, it is made up of social conservatives (those opposing abortion, gay rights, and, really, any basic human rights at all), and I am one of those, and it’s made up of the tea party movement (a corporate owned, manufactured, Plutocratic fueled, ‘grass roots’, rag tag conglomeration of about twenty five groups, whose minds are easily controlled by skilled puppets, I mean republican politicians), and I’m one of those!”  I’m sorry, Michelle, I’m no mathematician, but does a three legged stool, the metaphor YOU used in this little point, a point with four, count them, four legs, or points if you will, does it not have three legs?  Just curious, because your lack of math skills, as well as your use of a metaphor could be interpreted as you NOT really being all that smart, could we ask to see your Law degree, did it come from the bottom of a box cracker jack?   Inquiring minds would like to know.  With Michelle’s words hanging around the FOX NEWS studio in New York like dead air, you remember, responding to Wallace’s flakiness question, “Well, I think that would be insulting, to say something like that”, glaring at him as if to say something perhaps a little stronger, “because I’m a serious person,”  it was not surprising that one of the money guys got a hold of Roger Ailes and had Wallace ‘apologize’ to Bachmann over the Intranet, how pathetic is that?  Kinda makes you feel sorry for Chris, kinda.  However, Chris did apologize with these words, “I messed up, I’m sorry I said that, I didn’t mean any disrespect.  I simply was trying to put an issue that’s out there directly to her (i.e., are you bat sh!t?), because some people do dismiss her as a flake.”  (ding, ding, ding!!! Tell him what he’s won Don Pardo!)  Today, for the first time since 1996, I actually have some respect for FOX NEWS Sunday, barely and fading, but respect nonetheless.  Bringing LIGHT to the FACT that anyone with half a brain would consider Michelle Bachmann to be ill equipped–mentally, spiritually, politically, philosophically, emotionally, intellectually, and cosmically–to become the nominee from the republican party for the office of President of the United States, let alone winning over the ten percent of independents in a general election.  Citizens, many of whom are registered republicans, who are still looking for their wallets, stolen by the puppets, I mean politicians, that work on behalf of big business and don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the working poor, the middle class or anyone who does not have the money, social status, or right ‘mind set’ to give to the ’cause’–the cause of creating a PLUTOCRACY in this great and beautiful nation WE all share–destroying the middle and working class and setting this country backwards in the way of human rights, decades back, giving rise to a real battle in the coming years, or perhaps even days.  Brainwashed people and politicians alike normally give canned, rehearsed, and repetitive responses, so, in honor of the immortal words of presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, “I’m One of Those…!” Was that out of context?  If it was, I’m sorry, “I messed up”.  Have a great day folks and please, should you wish, say a little prayer for the good folks in North Dakota, Minot to be exact, as they deal with the Souris River cresting yesterday, but far from drying out, as the record flooding continues both on the Souris and the Mighty Missouri Rivers… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 27, 2011

Nantucket Light

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 2:01 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good to be with you on this Monday morning, the twenty-seventh of June, 2011, an absolutely stunningly beautiful morning here in Osterville, as the sun is out with pure azure sky above, cool temperatures and no hint of any fog what so ever.  A far cry from yesterday, with Dowses Beach being engulfed by a giant FOG bank coming in from Nantucket Sound, bringing visibility down on East Bay to almost O, and as I watched from atop “Faith Hill”, that giant mountain standing 17 feet above sea level, a life guard house, I listened as well, to that haunting sound of the fog horn, with water vessels slowly making their way back to shore, hopefully without incident.  The town of Osterville was all a buzz yesterday, and into the evening, as fireworks could be heard well into the night, making their presence known with the familiar, boom, boom, boom–we’ll see if that resonates as far as Washington D.C. this week.  Today in that town that lives in shadows more than it lives in the LIGHT, President Obama will meet with the leader of the Senate, Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell, who, after listening to him on ABC’s “This Week, with Christiane Amanpour”, made it quite clear that the republican party will not increase “taxes” on anyone, including big oil, for they most assuredly need the poor and elderly’s money, via destroying medicaid and medicare, more than WE need to stop giving them billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury in tax payer subsidies, as they continue pulling in record profits.  The democrats were had in December of this past year, when they gave in on extending those Bush era tax breaks of 2001 and 2003 that helped create a big portion of this debt to begin with (shared sacrifice?), and seem to be headed back in that general direction when even thinking about putting medicare and medicaid, along with social security, ‘on the table’, when it is so clear that they are dealing with a group of individuals who are not negotiating in good faith for said, ad nauseum, the ‘American People’.  These two groups, in trying to hammer out a deal before August 2, 2011, to raise the debt ceiling, or all hell will break loose on the financial markets, making the crash of 2008 look like a walk in the park, a FACT that many, if not most, Americans do not wholly grasp, for if they did, they would be up in arms over the fact that these republicans, who represent big business, are holding them hostage via those very popular social programs, and when they find out the TRUTH, the republican party, like Gene Autry, will just fade into an irrelevant sunset, never finding Grace Kelly, as she never really cared for their ‘type’ in the first place.  FOX NEWS has done an outstanding job of misinforming the American public that tunes in to this kind of ’stuff’, by design of course, and thus, only 39 percent of those polled, want to raise this ‘debt ceiling’.  What many fail to understand is the complicated nature of global commerce and markets, now that we live in a very connected world, and thus, if, god forbid, the U.S. does not grow up soon, and we reach and default on our obligation, the U.S. Treasury notes, once the world’s most highly rated investment, will begin to fall away, as ratings agencies like Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, will lower those ratings from an A plus to possibly as low as a B, creating a vacuum as it were of where to send the safe money, tripping up those markets aforementioned, and literally creating a fire storm that will surprise a lot of people, mostly those who created it, Republicorp, as it backfires in their faces.  Well, seeing that it is still a lovely day out there, I think I have said enough for this Monday morning, and will simply say, “wish you were here”, and “come on down to Cape Cod and the islands of MV and Nantucket, ‘we’ll leave the light on for YA!’  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 26, 2011

You’ve got Cape Mail!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:31 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Sunday morning, the twenty-sixth day of June, 2011, a misty, cool, foggy morning here on Cape and the island of Nantucket, as the Nantucket Film Festival winds down for yet another year of movie magic on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age… A quick shout out to my brother, my little brother, in the great state of Wyoming, Jackson, as it is his 37 birthday today--Happy Birthday Marcus! Well, the Sunday morning talk shows should once again reveal to US all the amount of wisdom, or lack therein, presented by our panel of pundits, politicians and patriots today, analyzing the state of our nation’s amazing lack of leadership, foresight, and integrity, as they seem to have forgotten why they are in public office to begin with.  Take, for example, the debt ceiling.  I have written extensively on this subject, and have yet to come up with a solution to educate the ‘American People’ as to the danger we all face if that debt ceiling is not raised.  The republican party is playing a game of chicken that always ends with someone making some bad decisions with heavy machinery (the U.S. economy)–e.g. the classic film “Rebel Without a Cause”, starring the late, great James Dean, who watched his competitor drive his car off a cliff and onto the rocks below, exploding in a mighty fireball in the sea.  That IS essentially what the likes of say, a Jim Demint, a republican Senator from the great state of South Carolina, said recently on a talk show, telling the interviewer that, and this is where he LIES to the ‘American People’, there would be no ill effects from not raising that ceiling, when every economist in the free world, worth his salt and not bought by the likes of David Koch of Koch Industries, would tell you that to not raise that ceiling would send the world economy into a tail spin, resulting in massive losses on many markets, freezing credit again, as in 2008, and bringing this already very fragile economy to a virtual standstill.  This all while the republican party continues it’s march of inequality via the culture wars that are now on display for all the world to see, hear, taste, feel and SMELL. You see, it’s not enough that they have rigged the system to steal all the money via ‘privilege’ and status, no, they need to make sure that poor women can’t attain basic health care via the socialistic Planned Parenthood, just one example of many that reveal the insidious nature of this cultural battle line.  For a group that claims to hate BIG government, they sure have a funny way of showing it.  How many governments around the world monitor every pregnancy in their respective countries, banning birth control, abortion rights, and basic woman’s health care through successful programs like Planned Parenthood?  It’s like that old ad for “tootsie pops” when they claimed, “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop…the world may never know.”  There is no rhyme or reason to their madness, other than the darker side of the human condition, GREED, coupled with intimidation, therefore, the old adage stands, “you just can’t argue with a crazy person.” One state got it right, regarding human rights, New York, as the Empire State passed a LAW, late of Friday night, that now allows same sex marriage–a milestone in this country’s ability to offer compassion and maybe even a little LOVE.  For what difference could it possibly mean to anyone, other than the individuals who are simply celebrating their love for one another–and who doesn’t want more of that in this world?  Have a nice day folks and, as always, please remember that wooden nickles, offered by the bright and shiny lights of FOX NEWS, hold no value whatsoever, save to be ‘reinvested’ on the hot air offered by that unfair and unbalanced television network. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 25, 2011

Cape Sun

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:59 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Good to be with you on this Saturday morning, the twenty-fifth day of June, 2011, and on this early summer morning here in Osterville, I bid you and yours a very fine and fair adieu.  A little overcast this a.m. here on Cape, as it has been in Washington D.C. for the past, oh, I don’t know, eleven years or so, where everyday is just another humiliating kick in the crotch for the ‘American People’…although most don’t even know they are being kicked to the curb, under a bus, and run over by the likes of Grover Norquist, some say the most powerful man in Washington next to the President.  Old Grove has put forth a “pledge” that many, if not most, Americans have not heard about, but soon will.  This hostage taking pledge is designed, and I quote Mr. Norquist verbatim now, “to shrink government down to the size where ‘I’ could drown it in a bathtub.”  The method he plans to utilize in this extreme dereliction of duty on behalf of the ‘American People’, is to hold members of congress accountable to the ink they spilled on the paper with the words, “we will never, ever raise taxes no matter what the circumstances”– essentially, stagnating the revenue stream that once flowed into U.S. government coffers, while proposing yet more tax breaks for the wealthiest among us, along with the corporations that are beginning to eat this country alive.  All this while simultaneously slashing medicare, medicaid, social security, public education, the environmental protection agency, home heating oil for the poor, ah, the list goes on ad infinitum.  The American People are being held in what I have been calling a “Stockholm Syndrome” (a situation where the captives, ‘the American people’, feel sorry for their captors, ‘Republicorp’ and the puppets in congress they control) and because of the likes of say a, FOX NEWS, that is a wholly owned subsidiary of said Republicorp (a political party dominated by corporate plutocratic interests), the “American People” (the republicans speak so often for and with such deep ‘affection’) remain in the dark, poorer and weaker, as the nation’s premier “news” organization continues spinning LIES and innuendo, presenting their misguided horse$hit as FACTS…that have never been, nor ever will be, rooted in reality, rather, these “facts” are joined at the hip with the sick, slick and demented wishes of a select few who could not care less if the whole of the United States of America went down in flames–just as long as it was not THEIR gated community.  This gross dereliction of duty stems from the conflict of interest inherent within serving two masters.  On the one hand, Senators and congressman take an oath, as was so well pointed out by Van Jones last night on the “Last Word, with Lawrence O’Donnell”, airing every week night at eight p.m., EDT, only on MSNBC, where they swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. On the other, you have this ‘pledge’ by some quack a$$hole who is not even an elected official, yet is, for he represents all of the lobbyists out there who are f’king up this country but good, demanding that republican freshman and seasoned vets of the House and Senate alike, fall in line with this neo-Nazi mentality that the “American People” will eventually understand and come to REJECT, as they all begin to comprehend that the very people that stole their wallet and helped them “look for it” WERE the very individuals they trusted enough to vote for in the 2010 mid-term elections, elections that were based on a LIE, for the whole of the country was not concerned about the now ongoing cultural wars like abortion, gay rights and even lingering racism, no, they were concerned about their mortgages, their jobs, or lack therein, and the cost of living in this country, seeing and feeling that they are working so hard and getting none of the benefits, while the richest top one percent has seen it’s income skyrocket to the point where the wealthiest 400 people in this country own more than the bottom 50 percent combined–or 150 million people!  If that does not tell the story, I don’t know what does.  That is why I ask that “you” don’t take any “wooden nickles”–for that is exactly what the republican leaders, their masters, and the corporate owned airwaves, like FOX NEWS, want you do–to believe, buy and swallow.  On a lighter note, I wish to say to my good friend who helped me get through quite a storm and does not even know it, Mr. Keith Olbermann, a big WELCOME BACK!! and thank him for his great premier week of “Countdown, with Keith Olbermann”, that ground breaking show that was once on MSNBC, but now can be seen every week night at 8 p.m., EDT on ‘Current TV’, check your local listings for the channel if you wish to see the best in action.  For it was Keith that made MSNBC what it is today, with the likes of great reporters and shows anchored by Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Shultz, and beyond.  We missed you Keith and please, stick around for a while will ya? Have a nice Saturday folks and, should you desire, please say a little prayer for all the good people, AMERICAN PEOPLE, in the upper Midwest who are dealing with the Missouri River, the town of Minot in particular, dealing with a flood that must be another one of those pesky hoaxes that Senator James, “she’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes”, Inhofe (R-OK) warns US about.  A man who, of course, is famous for saying that, ‘global warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the American People’…yeah, tell that to the folks on the Missouri River Senator–you chump!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 24, 2011

Nantucket Perfection

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:43 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good, as always, to be with you on this misty morning here in Osterville, after a thunderous day of rain, wind and lightening yesterday, both here and on the island of Nantucket, as you look up and see one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, the tulip, that is, perhaps, the most popular of all flowers here on the Cape and Islands, however, I could be biased… The Nantucket Film Festival began a few days ago, and although not as large as the Sundance Film Festival or Cannes, it is growing every year, as more and more films are being shot right here on this little sand bar created by the Last Great Ice Age over 11,500 years ago…  For example, Adam Sandler will be rolling into town, my town, Osterville, soon, as he is renting a house only a few steps from my own for a month, shooting the film, “I hate my Dad”, present company excluded of course, for the entire month of July right here in this little, tiny, tiny town a mere football toss from Hyannis Port, former home to our thirty fifth President of the United States, Jack Kennedy and his beautiful wife Jackie–“so come on down, we’ll leave the LIGHT on for ya!” I always wondered why Hollywood has not filmed more on Cape Cod, as you could not ask for a more picturesque set, coupled with the most extraordinary lighting in the world…it should be fun.  Going into the week end, budget talks in Washington D.C. have broken down, what a shocker, between the hard right ’slashers’ of the American dream and those who still believe that we live in a Democracy.  There seems to be no middle ground for the likes of House whip, Eric Cantor, who, along with Senator Jon Kyle, of Arizona, walked out on negotiations between the two polar opposites yesterday, with the republicans refusing to speak of “REVENUE”, i.e. tax increases, especially those who got a break in the 2000’s, while they continue to hold our seniors and the poor hostage via their attempted plan to destroy medicare and medicaid, not to mention their wish to privatize social security, while the richest among US continue to benefit from the Bush tax breaks of 2001 and 2003, that, along with the two unpaid for wars, the sweetheart deal for big pharma, and a wild west like, unregulated, greedy Wall Street (chalk full of worthless, bundled sub-prime  mortgage ’securities’, i.e. derivatives or ‘credit default swaps’), put us in this mess to begin with.  But, hey, that’s the past man, we can’t talk, in this country, about anything that did not happen five minutes ago, right gentlemen?  The republican party has no intention of creating jobs, for if they did, they would not have added the hundreds of amendments, designed to stall the many good job creation proposals in the House of Representatives, to the various jobs bills that have been presented thus far by this very LAME 112th congress, a lame duck congress by birth.  Couple that with the insane culture war that is being waged by the extreme, now, main stream, hard right–everything from a woman’s right to her own body to gay rights to rampant racism, as in radio talk show host’s like Neal Boortz–one could argue that the republican party is, indeed, sabotaging the American economy, caring NOT for “The American People”, that they lay claim to so often in their canned, horse$hit talking point speeches, but, rather, caring only for maintaining, strike that, increasing that Grand Canyon gap between the haves and the have nots.  Eventually, ‘the American people’ are going to wake up and realize that the people that HAVE stolen their wallet and vowed to ‘help them find it’ by making President Obama a one term President, are NOT their friends, for they do not believe in ‘the American Dream’ any longer, if they ever did, and are joined at the hip with the corporate masters who put them in ‘power’ to begin with.  The debt ceiling, if not raised, will cause panic in the markets all around the world, and would mark the first time in this nation’s history that WE, collectively as a nation, did not pay our bills, looking a whole lot like our friends in Greece.  However, we are clearly not Greece, as our economy is much larger and more diverse, not to mention that U.S. Treasury bills are the single most trusted investment on planet earth.  Wall Street, I assure you, will not let August 2 pass without a say in the matter, and the likes of a Eric, “you go girl”, Cantor, one of the “young guns”, will fade into the sunset with his buddies who are as transparent as a glass slipper.  On a lighter note, “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston Irish mobster, on the run from the FBI for a decade and a half, has been apprehended by authorities in California, Santa Monica to be exact, allowing all kinds of families in this neck of the woods to breathe a sigh of relief again, especially those living in South Boston, one of the greatest neighborhoods in Boston.  I wonder what the “American People” will do to the members of congress who are hell bent on destroying this country, holding it hostage via FEAR and intimidation,  begging the question, is it not that much unlike “Whitey” Bulger’s tactics?  “Time” will tell.  Have a wonderful week end folks and, again, remember that a wooden nickle holds no value, especially those being offered by the likes of FOX NEWS… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 22, 2011

Nantucket Island…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:17 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, the twenty second day of June, 2011, an overcast day with a little rain expected here on Cape, and the big question on every one’s mind these days, besides the President’s speech regarding our useless efforts in Afghanistan, is income disparity and the big LIE about ‘trickle down’ economics, the true ‘voodoo’ that you, Paul Ryan and your corporate masters, do so well…  Let’s look at the facts shall we?  Since 1979, before the birth of Ronald Regan’s, I mean Ronald Reagan’s administration (I always got those two mixed up, never really being able to decode who was the boss, actor turned politician Ronald Reagan, or his Treasury Secretary, Donald Regan, former CEO of Merrill Lynch?), yes, before the birth of that voodoo, doo doo economics, for thirty years now, workers, average every day men and women that do 98 percent of the living and dying in this nation, during those past three decades, they have seen their wages, their EARNINGS, go NO WHERE.  A pure blue flat line of stagnation is the reality for almost every person who works for a living in the United States of AMERICA today, as was so profoundly pointed out on “The ED SHOW” last night (airing every week night, save Friday, at 10 p.m., EDT, only on MSNBC), and as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, the likes of FOX NEWS would never, EVER allow their viewing sheep to see the fairly straight forward, simple economic graphs that explain this cancer all too well.  Because why would they?  They are the very people who have hidden the TRUTH as to who has stolen the collective public’s wallet, while they simultaneously help them look for it. Accomplished, of course, by providing their viewership with misleading, garbage in, garbage out, brainwashing horse$hit, shouted down, seemingly, from ‘on high’, via the 500,000 watt corporate owned airwaves that have saturated the nation from coast to coast now since 1996–blasting away 24/7/365. During that same time period, productivity has increased by 80 percent, 80 percent!  Think about that one for a moment.  That equates to people working longer hours, for less money (C.O.L.A., or cost of living adjustments, being out of sink with fair and honest wage practices) at sometimes two or even three jobs, leaving their children and families isolated and alone, you know, as some single mother barely surviving, hauls off to her second job, a slave job at that, missing out on her baby growing up…it’s just not right.  Meanwhile, the top 2 percent, the top wage earners in the country, have seen their income, in the past three decades, rise by 240 percent.  These are the policy makers in Washington D.C. folks, make no mistake about it, as they fiddle around with the puppet strings they have created that move the levers, that move the hands, arms, legs and most importantly MOUTH of a Paul, “I told you to call me Bronco!” Ryan (credit Bill Murray and the classic film “Groundhog Day”), a republican politician from the great state of Wisconsin, who, with his other drones in the House of Representatives, twirl about in an attempt, that will eventually fail in the end, to keep this oligarchical status quo alive and well.  Banking, as the venerable Ed Shultz put it on his show last night, that the American people are either too stupid to understand this simple TRUISM that WE have laid out for you, or, are just sick of the fight and have given up even trying to survive, let alone succeed in the ‘Land of the free, home of the brave’. In the immortal words of the Last Lion of the Senate, the late, great Senator from the great state of Massachusetts, Teddy Kennedy, “When does the GREED stop?” Another fine Senator, from the great state of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, an independent, put it this way on Ed’s show, again, just last night…, “The United States right now has the greatest income disparity of any major country on earth.  The top 1 percent earning 22 percent of the income in America, more than the bottom 50 percent, and here’s another FACT for you Ed, that you should put up there on your charts, and that is the top 400 wealthiest people in this country–WEALTH–own more than the bottom 50 percent combined, about one hundred and fifty million people.  During a recent 25 year period, 80 percent of all income made in this country went to the top 1 percent.”  Question, have republicans done anything to turn this around in your opinion?   Senator Sanders, “Oh, on the contrary, what they have done is fought for HUGE tax breaks for the very wealthiest people in the country, what they have fought for along with, I have to say, some democrats, is a trade policy which allows large corporations to throw American workers out onto the street, move to China, bring your products back into this country, which results in the decimation of our manufacturing sector.  What the republicans are very clearly doing is representing the wealthiest people in this country and could care less about anybody else.  Unfortunately, because of the nature of our campaign finance system, too many democrats also look up to big money and are not standing up for working families, or the middle class.”  Question number two from Ed Shultz–”When you look at the debt ceiling conversation going on, they want more cuts if they are going to agree to anything, and the cuts that they’re attacking right now are on the ‘blue liners’ (those whose wages have stagnated over the past thirty years), I mean, all of these wage earners in America who are being asked to do more by these republican (’shared sacrifice’) governors in giving up more (collective bargaining) are all on the blue liners!  All of the breaks are still going to the red liners (top two percent)!  Again, Senator Sanders, “The problem we have is the republican proposal is so outrageous that, literally, people don’t believe you when you tell them.  When you tell them that the republicans want to end medicare as we now know it, shift the cost back onto senior citizens, give them an $8000 check and say, ‘go get a private insurance company to take care of your needs’, good idea, you may be lucky to stay in the hospital for two or three days.  Slash medicaid (medical insurance for the poor), slash education, slash nutrition, slash the environmental protection agency, etcetera,  etcetera, and, by the way, as part of that proposal, despite the fact that the rich are getting richer, while the middle class is going to collapse, you know what we’re going to do Ed?  We’re going to give another Trillion dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country.  There is no end to their Greed and if we don’t begin to stand up and  stop it in a very forceful way, there is not going to be a middle class anymore in this country.”  There you have it folks, the TRUTH. We all know, somehow, as little children that we all once were, at least some of us, that the TRUTH has no opposite, it just IS, and there is no need to defend it.  Senator Bernie Sanders from one of the smallest states in the union, the beautiful state of Vermont, has no ‘Angle’ here, save to SAVE America, the original, before 1980, or better yet, before 1970, from these corporate raiders who have bought Washington D.C. and rigged the system so that they can’t fail, ‘too big to fail’, so to speak.  The so called “leaders” who run this country are failing it’s PEOPLE–a country that elite members of Republicorp could care less about, as the divinely inspired document of the Constitution of the United States is shredded, one syllable at a time.  Have a wonderful day folks and please, for God’s sakes, don’t take any wooden nickles! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 21, 2011

Early Morning Walk

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:37 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good, as always, to be with you, on this twenty first day of June, 2011, coming to you LIVE from Osterville on yet another spectacular late spring day on Cape Cod.  To quote a man who I walked with some twenty years ago, along with Don Henley of the “Eagles”, a charity walk to raise money to save Walden Woods from developers, the sacred forest where Henry David Thoreau, the great author, environmentalist and all round genius, did most of his work, Mr. Kevin Nealon, of SNL fame of course, quoting what he said on Bill Maher’s venerable HBO show, “Real Time, with Bill Maher”...”IF I MAY”.  Yes, if I may say a few things about another individual, who should not even be mentioned in the same breath as the men I just mentioned, a hater by the name of Neal Boortz, or “Mighty Whitey”, as he likes to be called, a radio talk show host out of Atlanta, Georgia, a popular one at that, number eight in the nation I believe Ed Shultz said on his show last night, I know, just stay with me, his show being, “The Ed Show”, airing every week night, save Friday, only on MSNBC, who apparently ruffled old Neal’s feather’s when he quoted what the man said recently about the crime in Atlanta, claiming that Ed “took him out of context.”  You be the judge. Mr. Boortz, verbatim, ladies and gentlemen, “We got too many damn urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody.  And I’ll tell you what it’s gonna take.  You people, you are (reminding us all of the classic film, “The Blues Brothers”, and the scene where the Illinois Nazi party is holding a rally on some bridge, and their fearless, insane leader is yelling through a bullhorn at the angry crowd, who abhors them, ‘well, whitey what are you gonna do? You’re gonna become a member of the American white people’s party,’ or something to that effect)–you people need to have a gun.  You need to have training (army training sir?).  You need to know how to use that gun.”  Great, it’s solved, finally, thank God.  The answer, via the wisdom of Mr. Neal Boortz, unfortunately he’ll be here all week folks, the answer to Atlanta’s urban crime ’spree’ (having nothing to do with all of the guns shipped in via the merchants of death, the gun show promoters, who offer guns with no background checks…thanks NRA!) is more guns for everybody, making the job of the police much more difficult as well as more dangerous, not to mention the fact that a gun is more likely to cause harm to someone in the HOME, but, hey, Neal, buddy, don’t let statistics get in your way.  Yes, Neal Boortz, your logic is “top notch, top notch”, (credit the late, great Ted Knight and his fine work in the classic film, circa 1978, Caddyshack) let us also offer our citizens more extended clips, so after they blow away the purse snatcher, they can fire off some more rounds into the crowd, where I’m sure they won’t cause any harm.  Hell, more AK-47’s in our homes equals more protection and the illusion of safety via firepower and soon, maybe in time for the Fourth of July, we can introduce rocket propelled grenade launchers–to quote one of Neal’s long time listeners, “um, er, ’cause, dag nabbit, no fancy pants Washington D.C. politician is gonna tell me I can’t buy me one of them rocket launchers, ’cause it ‘ain’t fair that old Roy down the street got one at a gun show last week in Cleveland!  I got rights, you betcha, what is it that ‘mendment, um, the third, no, I think it’s the second, yeah, the second ‘mendment, where our “leader” in the tea parties, all twenty five of them, tell us when we need to ‘reload’ and I’m ’ssuming who to aim at!”  But, as Ed pointed out, Boortz was not through, continuing on, “You need to get a permit to carry that gun.  And do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the streets of Atlanta.  We need more dead thugs in the city.”  Seems like crystal clear “context” to me Mr., Neal “What are you gonna do about it, Whitey”, Boortz.  “Yes, Neal, this theory of yours, about the guns and all, really seems to have hit the nail right on the head!” (credit the late, great Graham Chapman of Great Britain’s finest export, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”) Oh, but wait, Neal is not through, he goes on to say, “…you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta, we need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands.  We need more dead thugs in this city. And let their–let there mommas–let their mommas say…’He was a good boy.  He just fell in with the good crowd.’  And then lock her ass up.”  Nice, Mighty “Whitey” “Christian” of you.  You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.  Have a nice day folks and come on down to the Cape and Islands for the summer, “we’ll leave the LIGHT on for ya”.    PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 20, 2011

‘Dock on a Bay’

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:34 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good to be with you on this Monday morning, the twentieth day of June, 2011, a gentle one out today, with no real weather to speak of, other than seasonable temperatures and a warm, late spring sun.  With the dawning of a new day and week in Washington D.C., distractions behind US, hopefully, the congress will be busy at work doing what they do best–nothing.  Nothing will be done this week regarding raising the debt ceiling, nothing will be done about the horrible unemployment situation that many Americans face on a daily basis, nothing will be done about the lack of REVENUE coming into the U.S. Treasury, save for removing the ethanol (agriculture) subsidies that should have been taken out years ago, nothing will be done about our crumbling infrastructure, nothing will be done about our continued involvement in five armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Pakistan, costing the American tax payer upwards of a trillion dollars, thus far, on this so called ‘war on terror’, which is code for fear mongering, the fuel that keeps the military industrial complex chugging along, nothing will be done about our failing schools and the fact that we are falling behind every other industrialized nation on planet earth in math, science and reading comprehension, nothing will be done about the systematic and calculated culture war that is taking this country backwards, not forwards, nothing will be done about climate change and the destruction of our environment, as one more species vanishes from the face of the planet forever, and nothing will be done about the crooked tax code, that favors that top one tenth of the top one percent, a rigged system (Wall Street) that put this country in the mess it is in today.  Until some of these questions are addressed, until some of these issues are tackled, it is just more session of hot, carbon dioxide choked, globally warmed air from D.C. again this week, from republicans and democrats alike, as the nation struggles to put food on it’s collective table, educate it’s children and continue to provide a safety net for our seniors, who, after all, were the one’s who took care of US when we were young.  Who knows, perhaps stage actor Will Ferrell, I mean Rick Perry, Governor of the great state of Texas, playing this past week end to a standing room only crowd in Texas, auditioning his best rendition of George “W” Bush, will ’save the day’ as he dawns his bright blue boots and his red cape…I just can’t wait for that huge prayer breakfast that is going to be held this upcoming week at some baseball stadium in that Lone Star state, I’m sure Jesus will give old Rick some divine HOLY SPIRIT intervention and show US all the way!  Have a great week folks and please, for GOD’S sake, don’t take any more wooden nickles (not meant for human consumption) from the likes of FOX NEWS–they have not been approved by the FDA, and come with some nasty side effects including blurred vision, numbness of the lips, ringing in the ears, becoming a complete moron and believing in the tooth fairy.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 19, 2011

Thank You Dad!

Filed under: Blog, Uncategorized — Michael @ 7:57 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Happy Father’s Day from Osterville, on Cape, as well as the islands, to all of you Dads out there!   May your day be filled with all of the things YOU like to do!  A special shout out to my own Dad, David Mosier, who is most likely in the great state of Kentucky today, as he loves his horses and what a better place for those great animals than the green fields, rolling hills and white fences that adorn one of our most pristine and beloved states–summed up so beautifully at the Kentucky Derby each year, with the singing of “My old Kentucky Home”–to celebrate that love?  When we think back to our days as children and remember our father’s, what they did for us, the advice they gave, the LOVE they offered as well as consolation for our losses during our awkward adolescent years, especially when it came to girls, it makes me realize how much I miss my Dad’s presence, his face, his quiet demeanor, his reflective cause, and his undying LOVE.  My father was not a man of many words and was not one to jump on a soap box and begin writing a blog for all the world to see, such as I do every day here at seacapecod.net.  His was a life in the business world, the corporate business world, a conflict that I came to grips with in my own life only a few short years ago.  I hated the fact that companies came in the way of a families LOVE for one another, and how “it” could tear a family from one part of the country to the other, destroying friendships and lives along the way.  However, I could not, nor will not, ever “blame” my father for those ancient facts of life in America today, as so many families do not have a father in their life, and, if they do, have a father who is out of work because he cannot BUY a job–those corporations I still have some beef with.  But, for today, I simply wish to remember the efforts that my own father made for me, my little sister Melissa, my little brother Marcus and my super mother, and although not perfect, somehow, if I shed that “blame” and only look towards the GOOD the man did, I love him all that much more.  So, wherever you are this morning Dad, and should you happen across one of these fancy computing devices in this crazy technological age, please hear this message–that I love you, I am proud of you and miss you. Indeed, God Bless all the Dad’s out there including Gabby Gifford’s husband, who just returned home from space yesterday to visit his ailing wife who is making remarkable progress–you are a fine American Sir! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 18, 2011

AND ACTION!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:37 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good to be with you on this quiet Saturday morning, the eighteenth day of June, 2011, a day that will once again see the rain drops fall on the already lush undergrowth that adorns the forests, glades, rivers and beaches of this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age.  Last night, as I may have mentioned, I was at the “Melody Tent”, in Hyannis, here on Cape, for the Chris Isaak concert, that was, in a word, fabulous.  The backup singer, whose name escapes me for the moment, however, I will find that information out for you, who played guitar and sang by herself on stage, was equally impressive and her two songs, one entitled “Breeze” and another about “cobblestones” of Boston, were haunting, as they related so well to my upcoming novel, “Taking Fog to Nantucket”, coming out either this month or July–telling the tale of sorrow with a glint of hope and LOVE mixed in perfectly…I promise to get that artist’s name out in my next entry.  The night was cool and rainy, as we walked up to the big blue tent surrounded by Niko Blue Hydrangeas, tall scrub pines and ticket takers who always seem glad to see you.  ” Wicked Game”, is perhaps Chris’ most notable song and how appropriate in this day and age of cloak and dagger politics going on in Washington D.C., where the right is wrong and the left is too afraid to stand up to them, as their buddies, the Wall Street “thugs”, or better known as “legitimate” mobsters, are always there to push them back down.  As Willard “Mitt” Romney, the republican front runner in the 2012 Presidential election, jokes around a coffee shop this past week about the fact that he too is “unemployed”, ha ha Mitt, tell that to the housekeepers, gardeners and other servants who work for you and your family at your water front homes in both California and New Hampshire!  We learn more about his start in “creating jobs”, or rather killing jobs in the state of Massachusetts, circa 1984 (paging George Orwell!) where, upon graduating college, started an investment banking firm called “Bain, Inc.”, for the bargain price of 40 million dollars.  From there, after taking companies, one by one, swallowing them up, and selling them off piece by piece, making hundreds of millions of dollars in the process, relegated Massachusetts to the 47th position in the United States in job creation–for the simple reason that he DID NOT CREATE JOBS, HE DESTROYED JOBS for his own personal gain!  That is the republican way.  Did you ever see the movie “Pretty Woman” and the star Richard Gere who played a wealthy man looking for a date with Julia Roberts?  Well, in that movie, we learn what “Richard” does, the same thing Mitt does, did, or will–he takes companies that are in trouble, breaks them down, or liquidates the assets, and sells off the valuable pieces one at a time, maximizing profits, minimizing risk and making all of the stock holders happy, meanwhile letting go of the people who counted on that job to live yet another day, people with families just like HIS.  The only down side to that wonderful “all American” capitalistic notion is this–people get hurt, countries get hurt, and ultimately YOU, “Mitt”, get hurt, for does it not say in your Book of Mormon that it is easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into the Kingdom of Heaven?  I suppose you have an “Angle” for that one too, huh, Mitt?  Well, good luck with that one, because the last time I checked, the Pearly Gates don’t take double talk, jibberjabber and they certainly don’t take American Express, even of the Platinum variety.   Finally, on this Saturday morn, I would like to congratulate my good friend Mr. Keith Olbermann, whom I recently saw on the Colbert Report, on his announcement that he will be starting a newer and BETTER show, if that is possible, on Current TV, channel 253 on Comcast here in the New England area, one should check local listings for times.  Keith’s boss is none other than Al Gore, and my prayers are with this new show of Keith’s–“so go out there and give ‘em hell Rydell and ring the “victory bell, just like we always wanted to.” (credit the classic film Grease and the actor who played the football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, among other hat coach’s, who, during the making of this great film must have been experiencing the same budget cuts that school districts all over this great land are currently feeling)  Good Luck my Friend and God’s Speed! Also, a big shout out to Savannah Guthrie who made the leap from MSNBC to the TODAY SHOW on NBC, as one of the co-hosts for that venerable show.  Although I don’t know Savannah, her intelligence and beauty shine through the airwaves, making the “news” a little less tough to take, as you know you are getting the ‘real deal’ as opposed to what you could experience over at “Fox and Friends”…  Hope you all have a nice Saturday and, as always, ‘be safe out there amongst the English!’ PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 17, 2011

Well Dressed Lighthouse

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:01 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Friday morning, the seventeenth day of June, 2011, a beautiful day on Cape, as the whole region gears up for yet one more summer week end, full of bbqs, concerts and beach outings.  Tonight, I will be at the famous “Melody Tent” in Hyannis, a musical venue that is actually a tent that folds up in the winter only to be reborn in the spring, with musical and other talented guests flying in from all over the world to perform there.  Tonight, opening for the season, is Chris Isaak, who, if memory serves, played some hit songs in the eighties and nineties, that I may, or may not, recall the lyrics to.  The weather should be a factor this evening however, as we are expecting thunderstorms to hit the area around 4 p.m. EDT, but as the concert is not until eight, hopefully, the show will go on.  Some pretty great labels will be on hand this summer, so “come on down, we’ll leave the LIGHT ON for ya!” A sad ending to a sad tale was brought to a conclusion yesterday in Washington D.C., as you all know, so this reporter will not comment any further, save, this–people in offices that hold the public trust should be concentrating on that TRUST, of the PUBLIC, not of multi-national corporations that are divying up this country even as I write these words.  WAKE UP AMERICA and smell the proverbial coffee. The clear choice, in 2012, no matter how much spinning horse$hit flies around the rodeo ring, remains simple…one side of government or “WE THE PEOPLE”, the democrats, are interested in grandma, grandpa, your children’s futures, clean air, clean water, inspected and safe food, the environment, women’s rights, gay rights, the endangered species act, common sense legislation, and a more peaceful world, as we battle the real war that looms ahead–one that will affect us all to some degree or another–CLIMATE CHANGE, with the world getting hotter by the hour whether you stick you head in the sand or not Senator Inhofe (R-OK).  The other, once the republican party, is interested in short term profits for it’s corporate masters, “men” like David and Charles Koch (go frack yourself KOCH INDUSTRIES!), who poison our streams, reservoirs, and rivers with over 750 deadly chemicals in 37 states now, via the “fracking process” used in attaining “natural gas”, killing our people, plants and animals, that WE, as a nation, i.e. the EPA, cannot test, as those powers were stripped in 2005 by the Cheney administration, via some cooked up loophole in Wyoming where it all started.  Yes, these are the fellows that will steal your wallet and help you look for it, all while calling you a “bum” because you can’t buy a job, and you can’t find a job, of course, because all of the decent jobs were shipped overseas where the labor market is much cheaper (i.e. child labor, now being introduced into this country–google that one!), hence a bigger bang for their buck!  The only ray of hope I heard yesterday was from Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) who said that we DO have a revenue problem and we need to address it if, “we are to get our fiscal house in order…”  The choice is so stark that it would take less than a one celled amoeba to figure out the critical thinking on this one–assuming, that is, you are a TRUE patriot, or a MAN who really walks his TALK, regarding the true words of the Faith his party rallies around.   Take in a great week end folks, wherever you may be and remember that those people on “tv” are just that–people, not your Lord and Master.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~!M

June 16, 2011

Rugosa Roses

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:56 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  So good to be with you on this glorious Thursday morning, the sixteenth day of June, 2011, here on Cape, a cool start to the sun drenched six a.m. hour and I bid you and yours a fair and fine adieu.  A few points of interest for our family here in New England, the Boston Bruins, of the National Hockey League, won the coveted Stanely Cup Championship last night before a record crowd watching all over the world.  When I lived in Denver, I watched my other favorite hockey squad, the Colorado Avalanche, with the help of Ray Bourque, a former Bruins hero, win the Cup in 2000, and adorned the baseball cap reading “44-mission accomplished”, a saying that was later stolen, or plagiarized, by former President Bush during his aircraft landing in the Persian Gulf, declaring victory over our “enemy” Iraq, a victory that was, historically speaking, far from being realized–has it?  Nonetheless, congratulations to the Boston Bruins, the coaches and the town of Boston, who needed a win on ice, as it has been quite a long drought for a number of years…KUDOS! If only the political rodeo that is “Decision 2012″, and all of the hot air that goes with it, could be determined in the same way.  The Presidential debates, for the republican party that is, went on a few nights ago, and if you missed any of the low lights, don’t feel bad, nothing new was said.  The economy and it’s troubles, are all the fault of our current President’s, “big government” agenda, not to mention a social/gay agenda that is being forced down the throats of those “good Christian American” tax payers” who the party of hell no (otherwise known as Republicorp of America) speaks so often for in their myriad of confusing talking points, as they ship their jobs overseas, tell their women that they cannot have an abortion, nor can they use birth control, and take away Medicare and Medicaid from seniors and the poor, “balancing the budget”, all while refusing to end billions and billions of dollars in farm subsidies, oil and gas subsidies and LOWERING the corporate tax code, along with the individual tax code for those making over 250,000 dollars a year.  The republican party wants really, really small government when it comes to spending money on the EPA, keeping you water and air clean, but it wants really, really BIG government (credit TRMS) when it comes to your bedroom.  Hell, if the republicans had their way, they would be taking out gays and lesbians and shooting them in the street as they do in Uganda, a place republican law makers frequent often and see as an experiment that could be implemented in this country in the not too far of future.  What these puppets fail to realize is that demographics will, eventually, take them over, not to mention climate change, and as the earth’s crust continues to bake, and as we spew more and more carbon dioxide into the air, creating that ‘greenhouse’ effect that is the chief cause of our climate woes, the republican party will begin to implode under the weight of it’s own ignornace, insolence and greed.  So, good Luck Mitt, Newt, Palin, Huntsman, “TPaw”, Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, and the rest, you will need it–for in this social media environment, the masses will KNOW who and what you people REALLY stand for--the PLUTOCRACY–and who you most certainly do not, the true American people, it’s environment and the animal kingdom that share this beautiful world with us ALL!  Have a nice day folks and don’t take any wooden nickles from the likes of FOX NEWS, for it is not news, rather, a shrewd interpretation of it’s skew to the interests of the “men behind the curtain” who pay to keep the lights on, dark lights as the case may be.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~!  M

June 15, 2011

Fancy Feast

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 5:22 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the always sunny and 72 degree island of Nantucket!  Just kidding of course, regarding the weather, as it foggy more often than you might think, bringing with it the romantic feel of years of yore’, where the oil street lamps, still in use today, that give Light to the passers by who are careful, as they walk over the cobblestones and into the many, many, fine world shops, restaurants and boutiques, that offer the finest quality of goods and services that one would find anywhere else in the world today.  Yes, I say that because, for me, being on Nantucket affords a certain joy that cannot be reached on either it’s sister island of Martha’s Vineyard or the mainland of the Cape.  When one is out on Madekat, or on Surfside Beach, especially in the winter time, one’s mind goes back in times when this was a part of the British Empire, where Whaling was the industry that took Nantucket and put it on the map of the world forever.  The Whaling industry, is now long gone, thank God, for killing any living creature is abhorrent, while hurting them with malicious intent is even worse.  Today, Nantucket is alive and well, with plenty to see and do, sleep and play.  If you have the means, I highly recommend it, for it won’t be long, until this “far away” island is underwater, with “Climate Change”, or more to the point, Global Warming, coming into play as it will eventually melt every form of frozen fresh water on planet earth, spilling billions of gallons from sea to shining sea…and where, my dear friends, do you think it is going to go?  I received a letter recently from George McGovern, who you may remember as the runner up in the 1972 Presidental elections, running against our 37th President, Richard Nixon, who wrote for his support in a cause that I believe needs airing on seacapecod.net, for, I, too believe in the cause as well, having suffered cruel and usual punishment at the hands of one “militia like” police officer on Nantucket on August 2, 2003.  George of course, lives his life now in the great state of Montana, Missoula to be precise.  I believe the letter speaks to all of the vitriolic hate that is spewed out from our “leaders” and must stop, for it is picked up by your constituents who then go out and commit horrible crimes against our citizens…but, make up your own mind and please take into consideration some of these insane gun laws we have in our nation at present–the Glock nine millimeter hand gun with a 31 bullet clip for example, or being able to buy an automatic rifle at a gun show without proof of who you really are, plus not being forced to commit to a background check.  Do these laws sound rash to you, the “American People”, as the republicans so often patronize (and/or hypnotize you) into believing they really give a damn? Thousands of innocent children in mostly black and Hispanic neighborhoods are being wiped from the face of the earth because of violent death on their ever growing desperate streets–every street in America…this all stemming DIRECTLY via these “legal” traveling gun (all legalized by the good old boy lobby of the NRA) shows that sell their wares to questionable people, and then, what’s worse, gun runners, who buy up huge quantities and farm them out to the big cities…people who use those guns to kill others, or act as a fence for the militia groups forming in this nation as we speak, arming themselves to the teeth, and listening to the will of the ‘MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN’, who rules the airwaves and thus, stokes racism, misogyny, hate, vitriol and above all paranoia, for, it by doing this, “they” control the masses, their mindsets, as well as their OPTIONS–they tell them where to shop, what to buy and where to vacation, etcetera–should you be so lucky as to have a vacation, or a job for that matter….  So without any further adieu, here is the letter from George McGovern, a great and honorable member of the civilized human race…  AND ACTION!

Dear Friend,

I am writing you today, not for some political cause, but to seek you immediate help for a good friend in Alabama in his dangerous and courageous fight to put hate groups out of business.

My Friend, Morris Dees, a young lawyer back in 1971 when I ran for president.  He took two years of his life to direct the successful effort that brought more than 600,000 caring Americans into that campaign.

Since then, this highly successful lawsuits against the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nations, and other hate groups has made him their number on enemy.  More than a dozen people have been convicted in connections with plots to kill Morris or blow up his building.

Klansman burned his law offices attempting to destroy evidence he had gathered showing Klan violence.  The leader got a 15-year prison sentence.

Morris could have played it safe, but he left behind a successful business career and founded the renowned Southern Poverty Law Center to carry on his fight for Justice.

You many have seen the recent Ted Koppel documentary about the $7 million  verdict Morris won against the United Klans for lynching a black youth.  This was the same hate group whole members bombed the Birmingham church, killing four little girls.  Morris’ lawsuit put the group of of business.

Morris and SPLC have crippled or bankrupted a dozen hate groups and also helped law enforcement convict a number of violent domestic terrorists.  But, as the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the arrest of nine members of the Hutaree militia group who plotted to kill hundreds of police officers who, their work is far over.  That’s why I urge you to help them now.

The number of hate groups now stands at 932, a more than 50 percent increase since 2000, and the number of antigovernment “patriot” and militia groups has nearly tripled in the last year alone.  Anger at the government, resentment of a black president, and bitterness over the dismal economy are likely to continue to fuel their growth and violence.

In November 2008, Morris and his colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Center won a 2.5 million dollar verdict against the leaders of the Imperial Klans America (IKA) for the savage beating of a Kentucky teenager.  Shortly before Morris began this case, an IKA splinter group member was arrested fro a plot to kill President Obama and dozens of African-American students.

In testimony to congress, FBI Director Robert Mueller recently reported that domestic violence “home-grown and lone-wolf extremists” now represent as serious a threat as al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

The Secret Service and all major law enforcement agencies depend on SPLC for timely information about hate groups and for much-needed training.  CBS News once reported that Morris’ group has “cracked cases that not even the FBI couldn’t solve.”

SPLC not only sues hate groups but also supplies more than 50,000 schools nationwide with free education materials as part of its Teaching Tolerance project.  Morris believes that because young people commit most hate crimes, it’s important to teach them acceptance and tolerance.

Bill Moyer has called Teaching Tolerance “a bold move into America’s classrooms to curb the rising tide of racial hatred.” Many more teachers, faced with steep budget cuts, will look to SPLC for its free, award winning resources.

I assure you that Morris and the Southern Poverty Law Center are doing important work helping those with few champions.  As long as hate and extremists groups seek to divide us, SPLC’s unique work will be vital to our nation.

My friend Morris and the SPLC do not charge fees or keep any part of the settlements they win.  And, they do not accept government funds.  That is why I urge you to send whatever you can today.  Just as importantly, I urge you to please promote justice and acceptance in you community.  Together we can make a difference in our nation.  Sincerely, George McGovern

p.s. Morris has offered to send you a copy of his ahutobiography, “A Lawyer’s Journey”, if you will send a donation of 25. dollars or more.  It reads like a fast paced novel.  and, print, wrap

Not much more to add to that than, “was that which I just gave ya’ll brought up at the republican “debate” Monday night?  Or was that the wrong day and when I began watching, I fell into a deep sleep?  Oh well, tomorrow is another day..  Have a good evening folks and be kind to one another, it is far more powerful that hate, intimidation or anger ever was and ever could be… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 14, 2011

One Star

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:02 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the fabulous island of Nantucket!  I just returned home from a trip to old “Faith Hill”, on this cold morning, here in Osterville, the tiny, tiny town only a football toss away from the former home of President Jack Kennedy, his beautiful wife Jackie, and the rest of that extraordinary family that HELPED this nation more than most of the “leaders” who hold office in Washington D.C. could ever conceive of.  I am often humbled to live in such a place, for the Greater Black Back Seagulls, the Great Blue Heron, and the morning dove all live here with US, and, more often than not, they show me the way.  Sitting on top of that small hill that stands roughly 17 feet above sea level, represents everything I LOVE about Cape Cod, the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket–it brings me back to being.  There was a chance meeting only a few moments ago with another fellow resident of Osterville, John, I believe his name was, at the Crosby Yacht club, and in that brief and wonderful conversation, I learned a few things about how this whole world works… WE all disagree about many policy issues here in the good old United States of America, yet WE can find solutions to OUR problems that are not only facing this country, but the world at large, if we put our egos aside, just for moment, and see the LOVE that shines through.  For is it not true that breaking bread with our “enemies” represents the word PEACE?  Knowing that WE have so many issues in this world, that grow by the day, is it also not fair to say that we all have a SAY in the SOLUTION–is that not the DEFINITION of DEMOCRACY? Agreeing to that point, would you not also consider the reality of what we do to one another can affect the greater good at large?  Moreover, what world do you want for your grand childen?  What part of the ocean do we want to destroy for greed?  How many people do we need to dispossess before we say, “I think this is enough?” Clean up the air, clean up the water, clean up your act Washington, for WE KNOW what is really going on, and all of the horse$hit on the golf course is not going to change a damn thing, unless the engaging parties have GOOD intentions to begin with… Have a nice day and please remember to LOVE one another, for that is the only thing YOU, and I, will take in the end… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~!  M

June 13, 2011

Green Marsh

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:39 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy island of Nantucket~!  Great to be with you on this Monday morning, the thirteenth day of June, 2011, a cool one here on Cape, as we enjoyed a week end of below “normal” temperatures with plenty of soaking rain storms, lightening and thunder included at no extra charge.  The news cycle, unfortunately, has been focusing on all of the wrong things, comparing apples to oranges, when we should be concentrating all of our efforts on job creation in this country, a country that has seen it’s fair share of corporate hijacking over the course of the past three decades.  The republican agenda is a lockstep one, one voice, one mandate.  The overall reach of private “market” forces, devoid of a fair playing field, has put the common “American people” in a difficult position, one they have never experienced before, save generationally, as their grandparent’s, or their great grand parents, faced similar conditions during the Great Depression, a time in this nation where 25 percent of the country was out of a job.  Today, the real number of people out of work here in the U.S. is 18 percent, those who have either lost their job, given up on finding a job in their field, or are working part time, sometimes two or three jobs at once, just in order to make ends meet.  This, all while corporations are enjoying record profits, such as the oil and gas industry, a nasty group of thieves if I ever did see one, who raked in, collectively, over a trillion dollars in profits this past decade alone– all while paying NOTHING in taxes, as they enjoy being housed in the United States and know their legislation, they put in place via the puppets they hired in D.C., propels their never ending rape and pillage our land at will.  This is only one industry, out of many, insurance, coal, banking, Wall Street and nuclear for example, represent other interests who, along with their oil and gas pals like the KOCH brothers (go frack yourself David and Charles!) continue their march towards the ultimate goal of a PLUTOCRACY in the good ‘ole USA–or rule by the wealthy, destroying the concept of “one man equals one vote” forever. These wealthy individuals, not all, but many, also have some interesting viewpoints on social issues, such as a woman’s right to her own body, and when you combine that with the questionable INTENTIONS of a religion that is ironically based on the words of a man who believed we should, above all, care FOR the poor, it begs the question, “who are these guys anyway?”  And what have they done with Abraham Lincoln’s republican party?  Questions and riddles in the dark, for your philosophical and dining pleasure this late Spring morning here in Osterville…may you have a wonderful week ahead and please, continue to keep the folks in Japan in your prayers, for we are all ONE in the end and to quote our friend Jesus, “the greatest LOVE you can offer another human being is treating him, or her, as if they were you.” PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 9, 2011

Welcome Home!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:46 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the super island of Nantucket!  Great to be with “ya’ll” (credit the colloquialism and the midnight hour ride of Sarah Palin in Boston this past week end, ringin’ those bells and firing off ‘warning shots’ from her Trojan horse, as she warns the ‘British’, {left wing sympathizers}, of her (KOCH INDUSTRIES) ‘problem’ of them taking away our AK 47’s, not to mention Glock 9 millimeters, with 31 bullet clips, and her historic “fam” {credit Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss and the classic film, “What About Bob”}, fraudulent vacation in my backyard of New England) on this incredibly thunderous morning, the ninth day of June, 2011, coming to you LIVE from our studios here in Osterville, the tiny, tiny seaside village only a football toss away from the former home of our thirty-fifth President of the United States, Jack Kennedy, his beautiful wife Jackie, and the rest of that extraordinary family, who GAVE much more than they TOOK… I suppose today’s rain storm this morning, a real downpour, lightening and thunder provided at no extra charge, sorry for the unintended pun, is part and parcel to what is transpiring in Washington D.C. even as I write these words, as well as the airwaves of our national discourse.  The pundits and politicians alike have called for the head of democrat Anthony Weiner, the fine congressman from the great state of New York, whose actions have proven to be more than the overall good can afford.  The Andrew Breitbarts of the world will always be feeding on the oil soaked bottom of our collective conscience, like the character assassin that he IS, never being satisfied with progress that comes from a higher source, as it means that they too, must go forward…too big a leap for most in the party of hell no.  The key to understanding this upcoming election is this–are you a HUMAN BEING who might be interested in the oil and gas companies, combined with Wall Street, the insurance and coal industries, taking their boot off of the throats of common American citizens who are completely in the dark about the “things ya’ll have been up to?”… You will, in the end, fool no one, and your rhetoric, via a polished puppet like Willard “Mitt” Romney, only serves up your hor$eshit salad better, for all of your “American People” to see, hear, taste, feel... not to mention SMELL! Have a nice day folks and may you consider the continuing radiation disaster problem in the northeastern part of Japan.  They are in deep trouble and could USE all the LOVE they might receive from a kind thought. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 8, 2011

Nantucket Blue

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:19 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the incredible island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you and yours on this Wednesday morning, the eighth day of June, 2011, another beauty here on Cape, the sun out in full force today, with a little higher temperatures than “normal” expected.  I think we can all agree that there is nothing normal about the weather patterns that are transpiring right now in not only the ‘good ‘ole US of A’ ‘, but all around the globe.  With the advancement of technology, by way of the “sexting”, that has recently been the grand distraction, blinding US all to what really needs to be addressed, it is a wonder that we have not figured out a way to make the human being realize that if we don’t get a handle on global warming, and all of the implications that go along with it, we won’t HAVE a planet to fight over, all in bad faith, no, we will be left with our eternal struggle with the darker side of human nature–greed, sloth and hate, that are taking this country down one public school at a time…all hail to REPUBLICORP, for the rule of mindless, faceless corporate indifference is ’seemingly’ here to stay.  But, fear not, the end has not been written yet, or actually, it has, it just will not been broad-casted on FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN or any of the other corporate owned airwaves (save MSNBC) that tend to poison our people’s minds every day, 24/7/365–what?, you are telling me that your prime time 22 minute broadcast could be shoved down our throats without all the pharmaceutical commercials?  Have a wonderful day and may the country begin to see the LIGHT, a.k.a., the TRUTH. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

June 7, 2011

Brewster Peace

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:24 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the fabulous island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the seventh day of June, 2011, another seasonable day on Cape, chalk full of sun, a cool breeze coming from the northeast and those big, puffy white clouds that remind one, regardless of your age, of summer time.  While the rest of the nation is experiencing record heat, from Dallas to Chicago, who will hit 105 degrees today (with heat index), New England will be spared until tomorrow and Thursday, where then, we too, will feel the REAL effects of global warming… The image you see above is a house in Brewster that adorns the ever elusive concept of PEACE, although, by looking at this classic Cape Cod home, one could argue that the residents here probably don’t have any problem with the concept, as that sentiment is clearly stated for all the world to see.  That was not the case yesterday in Washington D.C., with all hell breaking loose, as congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) let the world know about his use, or abuse, of the new social media, in this case ‘Twitter’, where he admitted to sending lewd photos of himself to several woman in a nationally televised news conference at the Sheraton in Washington, looking more like a watering hole in Kenya, as reporters clamoured to listen to Anthony’s tear felt apology to his wife, his constituents and the democratic party in general.  I, for one, will accept that apology, for, as we have become all too aware, men behaving badly, when it comes to these fancy electronic devices, is not an isolated incident.  On the contrary, we have had one sex scandal after another, some much worse than Weiner’s, and thus, should perhaps ask the question of our so called “leaders”–is it too difficult to REALIZE that when you are elected to a place of power and prominence, that you take that stewardship seriously, and that, in this technologically advanced day and age, every move you make will be documented and, in some cases, filmed for all eternity?  Why is that so hard to understand?  When you have bottom feeders, like Andrew Brietbart, you know, the guy who showed us all his racist stripes just a few months ago, going after you, don’t you think you might want to take proper precautions?  Precautions like not engaging in junior high school crap?  With the looming problem of the U.S. debt ceiling, two wars, well three really, and the very real problem of global warming, do we really have time for all of this nonsense?  Congressman Weiner is an excellent spokesperson for the TRUTH and has the heart of a Lion when expressing the real needs and concerns of the American people, either on the House floor or in an interview with say, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, and it would be a shame to allow this fairly benign act to ruin his career, and thus, we, here at seacapecod.net, wish him and his wife all the best, allowing for some healing to happen–bringing US all full circle so that we can get down to the real business of governing this great nation, that is in dire need of some real adults and, moreover, real leadership that does not rely on backstabbing and scandal.  Have a wonderful day folks and stay cool, remembering to hydrate yourself, your brother and sister! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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