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December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Cape Cod!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:36 am

Greeting and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy, misty island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this December 31st, 2011, the very last day of the year if you can believe it, and if you are wondering what happened to all of that ‘time’, you are not alone.  It has been one heck of a year, briefly summed up yesterday by little old seacapecod.net, and I wish to thank you for reading “Michael’s Blog”, and for visiting this website, whenever you may have, all year long, as this ‘message in a bottle’ has been all around the world now, and what a beautiful world it is that WE all share!  Thank you world! Perhaps that is the one good thing about this whole ‘globalization’ thing, even with multinational corporations taking over the planet and polluting it for THEIR profit, with the little people having no say in the kind of world we want to leave our kids and grand kids, i.e., a world.  I believe WE are beginning to sea we are all in this together.  For if, or better yet, when, for they already are, the seas rise due to mankind’s abuse of Mother Earth in the poor island nation of Maldives, they will also rise in rich New York City, for–water knows no international borders. Our summers here in the United States will be just as hot as those suffering in Moscow, as will our winter’s be just as ‘whacky’…Russia, once our sworn ‘enemy’.  Much of our awakening this upcoming year will come via the new social media of Twitter, Facebook, and much faster speeds on the Internet, along with the wonderful devices created by geniuses like the late, great Steve Jobs, and much more in the way of access, increasing KNOWLEDGE and the application of it around the world, making that world a much better place to live in.  This has already begun, prompting the ‘fire felt all over the world’, with a fruit vendor in Tunisia lighting himself on fire in protest of the horrible living/working conditions common people face all over the world, as the wealthy get wealthier at the expense of their fellow man.  Yes, one man lighting himself, literally, on fire, inducing this epic Arab Spring, creating revolutions in countries all over the Middle East, continuing on in Syria and Egypt today, a ’spring’ that gave rise to our own version of it via “Occupy Wall Street”, where people from all walks of life in this country are beginning to comprehend what the heck has been going on in ‘these here United States of America’ for the past, oh, three decades or so at least, prompting large institutions to defend themselves and ‘lawyer up’, via their mouthpieces in Washington D.C., the sad puppet show, crying foul, ironically branding the ‘filthy, hippy, tree huggin’ scumbags’ as creating a ‘culture war’ on the poor rich.  Rich. There has been no doubt the political games will continue as we ease on into 2012, a year that will see the reelection of President Barack Obama, as the republican field attempts to pull the wool over the ‘American People’s’ (credit Mitch McConnell, R-KY) eyes one more time with a constant barrage of negative ads paid for by those corporate plutocrat’s enormously deep bank accounts, all thanks to the John Robert’s Supreme court, who, in 2010, decided that “corporations are people too” (Citizens United 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision–5-4), Mitt Romney’s middle name, (republican front runner with 25 percent in the Iowa caucuses in three days), allowing them to put unlimited monies into ’super pacs’, political action committees, therefore now holding enormous influence over American elections, a decision designed to ‘fool all of the people all of the time’, a feat that republican President Abraham Lincoln stated could never be accomplished.  This year will be a year to remember that is for sure, for what do we really know of ancient cultures like the Mayans anyhow?  Such as their calendar ending on 12/21/12?  With many predicting that date to be the ‘end of the world’, I don’t buy it, do you?  Email me if you have some inside information.  However, one thing is for sure, “God does not play dice with the universe…”, a statement made by Albert Einstein many moons ago, a deeply scientific man as we all know, but also spiritual as well, also stating something another ’spiritual’ man might have said many more moons ago than that, different words, same meaning of “Love thy neighbor”...”the only life worth living, is a life that is lived in the service of another.” I think if we think along these lines, perhaps only a few moments of every day, things just might be OK.  May you have a wonderful New Year, with safety, abundance, light, love and frogs!  As those little amphibians are THE barometer for the planet that WE ALL share! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 30, 2011

Animal House

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:24 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the calm, cool, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Friday morning, the thirtieth day of December, 2011, another beauty on Cape as we say goodbye to a year, 2011, that saw more than it bargained for, seemingly battling one crisis after another, markets up and down, debt crisis abound, political gridlock, a tough U.S. economy, Tsunamis and earthquakes, extreme weather phenomena, as well as a world that is seeing vast changes via social media, all while we sit back and experience a warming planet that is seeing giant ice sheets in Antarctica vanish, as in ‘Larsen B’, from the face of the earth.  This should not alarm anyone however, as that ice sheet acted like a cork in a bottle, keeping the glaciers from marching right on into the open ocean, for millenniums now, causing the seas to rise, eventually, perhaps sooner than later now, by upwards of 10-20 feet.  This being only one ’side effect’ of the use and abuse of fossil fuels, dumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day.  As we see stronger and stronger storms march across this country of ours, some of US may begin to wake up to a FACT that “WE are all in this together“, to quote Sergeant “Hulka” from the other classic comedy movie ‘of the day’, “Stripes”, continuing, ‘one of these men might save your life someday, did you ever  think about that?’, with Bill Murray piping in, ‘then again, one of them may not.’ .  That’s right, in a country badly in need of a ‘home improvements’ by way of massive nationwide infrastructure repairs to our roads, bridges, dams as well as other permanent “socialistic” structures that serve the greater good, we may just want to do some of that repair before, “the heavy stuff comes down”, a FACT this new far to the right of center (‘not your grandfather’s GOP’) would not understand, as they are ‘hermetically sealed in an alternate universe’ as one great independent film maker put it, and why not?  They don’t KNOW any better.  Most people that were born with a silver spoon in their mouth are accustomed to pampering, attention, and constant praise, a red flag that indicates said person is controlled by his or her ego, thus, not interested in ‘the greater good’, for it has nothing to do with serving the egos’ needs ‘atol.  The lies spun by the political ’super pacs’ or political action committees, are spun on PURPOSE, not by accident, and a lie, by definition, is normally no where near the TRUTH, and the truth IS that this current(v) crop of ‘republicans’ do not have ‘the greater good’ in mind for the common man or woman who simply wants a FAIR shake, some common decency, and a better future for ALL, not just a few.  This all is assuming of course that your definition of ‘greater’ is ‘a majority’, and the last time I checked, being a math wizard and all, 99 percent is a majority is it not?  Moreover, do we not live in a democracy?  “I put it to you Greg”, if we are to blame the economy on a President who has the majority of ‘the American People” in mind, a President who is trying to do everything in his power to turn this ship around, a ship that has many a scallywag on it, by way of corrupt lobbying practices in D.C., ushering in big time corporate monies into the original and still the best American ‘democratic’ political system, steering legislation their way, while destroying environmental and financial regulations, yes, if we are to blame this President for the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War, and the costs we incurred from them, total cost, 4.1 trillion, along with more than 4400 soldiers and over 100,000 Iraqis dead, combined with the Bush tax cuts, another 4.1 trillion, coupled with a trillion dollar big pharma sweetheart deal, as well as the sub-prime mortgage fiasco (all due to a meltdown of real financial oversight and regulations on Wall Street, regulations with big tiger like teeth), that led to the greatest financial collapse in U.S. history next to the Great Depression over eighty years ago...”then the whole democratic philosophy established by the original founders of this nation, direct from Europe, are to blame, and if that is true, than is this not an indictment of our entire social system as a whole?  Well, you can do what you want with US, but we are not going to sit here and listen to you bad mouth the United States of America!  Gentlemen”…(credit “Otter”, from the classic 1978 film, “Animal House”, starring the late, great John Belushi).  That is all.  Have a nice day folks and keep on dodgin’ those wooden nickles offered up by Sean Hannity, ‘he ain’t sellin’ any alibis, as you stare into the empty vacuum of his eyes…’. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 29, 2011

Hypnotic Holiday Lights

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:11 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, clear, windy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Thursday morning, the twenty-ninth day of December, 2011, a blustery day yet again on Cape, seasonably cold and crystal clear, as the sun rose through the white pines this morning, a moment that was truly something to behold.  So much to cover today in social studies, seeing how our fellow man is behaving around the world…hmmmm, where to begin?  It seems that all over the world there is concern, as we look to the nuclear threats of North Korea, with a military dictatorship likely to follow the death of deceased Premier Kim Jong il, as well as in the country of Iran, who is threatening to block the strait of Hormuz, the vital shipping route for a third of the world’s energy supply, oil, responding to a world wide economic sanction on the country due to it’s nuclear ambitions, and to a smaller degree, it’s human rights atrocities, such as in the crushing of the democratic uprising only a few short years ago.  That’s just for starters, as you also have a Europe that is teetering on the edge of a cliff, staring out into oblivion, wondering who might buy the next country on the chopping block.  This is important to US as we live in a global economy now, where ALL of our brothers and sisters matter, even their humanity to some as well, meaning WE should all be paying attention to these upcoming republican primaries, for the likes of a Mitt, “corporations are people too”, Romney is sure to show US all the light, lead US out of the desert and the chains of the social welfare state, and miraculously placing US all on the path to prosperity (credit Paul Ryan and his Medicare killing bill, congressman from Wisconsin), via the free market, or trickle down economics, some would call it voodoo economics, Bueller?, Bueller? anyone?, but those are the haters, am I right?, yes, the family man Mitt Romney, will put US back in God’s good graces, you betcha!, for who can disavow such a flipper, as he be a flippin’ and a floppin’ all the way to the nomination, so you might as well turn off those horrible television devices…oh, I’m sorry, I am getting carried away, by all means, let US continue watching grown men lie to our faces, staring at the TV screens in some kind of a trance, being convinced, somehow, that wasting our precious ‘time’ on this planet watching weak willed men is somehow a good idea (although, I have to admit, it is the best television in years), men who could not carry Ronald Reagan’s jock strap, let alone Jack Kennedy’s or Teddy Roosevelt’s, watching these ridiculous debates in a virtual circus environment, tirelessly going on and on (when we can see the Emperor has no clothing), with no compass, talking about ‘changing’ things to make everything better for ‘the American People’?  Are you for real?  Anyone with half a brain KNOWS you guys are full of horse$hit, so why continue on with the act, the act that you care anything about said, ad nauseum, and favorite republican talking point, ‘the American People’…?. Take a good hard look at the weather, and tell me one more time how much you care about OUR kids and our grand kids futures, when we won’t, a few decades from now, have a reasonable answer to the sad question, ‘what happened to all of the Polar Bears?’… Have a nice day folks, steering clear of Steve, “wooden nickles”, Ducey, one of the many FOX “NEWS” poster children of hard hitting modern day “journalism” in 21st century America.  Yes, that’s right folks, give it up for FOX NEWS!!, whose mantra has always been, since 1996, ‘I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear…’ (credit, again, Don Henley and the venerable rock band, “The Eagles”, who, according to Jeff Bridges‘ character “The Dude”, in the classic film, “The Big Lebowski”, do not represent one of his favorite musical artists, informing the cab driver transporting Bridges home after getting his head bashed in by the Malibu chief of police, who is blasting one of their many hits–”I hate the fu@king Eagles man”…), oh well, you can’t please everybody, am I right Rupert, ‘arrrrgghhhhhh matie!’, Murdoch?  You old sea dog you!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 28, 2011

Nantucket Red

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:21 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, the twenty-eighth day of December, 2011, a stunningly beautiful one on Cape, with some blustery conditions still lingering, as a strong weather system just passed over Nantucket a few moments ago, taking with it all of the soaking rains, making way for abundant sunshine and fairly warm temperatures for this ‘time’ of the year, where the Christmas spirit of Love, kindness, charity and Joy will remain with US, being the gift that keeps on giving all year long Clark’, (credit the classic film “Christmas Vacation”, starring Chevy Chase, and, of course, Randy Quaid), speaking to Clark Griswold’s (Chevy Chase) Christmas present from the “Jelly of the Month club”, a gift his boss in the corporate game of food additives generously gave to his chemist employee, who expected a much larger bonus in the form of cash, so as to put in a new pool.  As Clark found out, his boss was a ’scum sucking….’, the rest of that rant cannot be uttered on this G rated blog, where he and the rest of his employees, ‘took it up the rear’, whereupon “Eddie” (Randy Quaid) takes matters into his own hands to wit the rest you can either imagine or watch for yourself, perhaps on one of the many electronic devices you may have received this Christmas, devices WE all have now for viewing vintage movies exclusively, still frames of our brothers and sisters on the stage that is Life, presenting timeless moments seemingly much larger than our own lives, transporting us to different worlds with images that capture our imaginations and sometimes answers all of life’s riddles.  One riddle we ALL would like to unlock is this upcoming 2012 Presidential election, that is just now beginning to heat up.  Iowa’s famous caucuses will be held in a week, with Romney and Gingrich leading with 22 percent or so, Paul a distant third and the rest of Barnum and Bailey’s b team continuing to juggle, pull their pants down, honk their big red noses, and make little children cry, like some god awful new reality television show where the fine American family called the Kardashian’s meet up, to presumably rumble, do drugs and have sex with the Swamp People. Hallelujah! Amen I say unto you my brother, Amen! Thank the Lord above for corporate sponsored horse$hit polluting the airwaves 24/7, melting our collective brains, can a brother get an Amen?  Amen, yes sir, Amen! If these people really wanted ratings, they would challenge each other to an epic cage match, put it on pay-per-view and give those FOX “NEWS” viewers what they really want–red meat, violence, and non-sense that does not require any thinking, reading or physical excursion…non-stop carnival action, for if you give the “people” enough distraction, coupled with a boat load of high-fructose corn syrup, useless carbs loaded with fat, sugar and salt, and a whole $hit load of alcohol, you can get them to do just about anything.  They will respond to the dog whistles that have been configured by very intelligent, albeit maniacal, strategists, mostly republican, who use ‘focus groups’ to determine what will sell to a generally ignorant and uneducated audience, who respond well to fear, anger, blame, and revenge, especially if it is directed towards a man like President Barack Obama, who is unlike ‘them’– he is black, can read, write, and think critically–and thus, evokes FEAR, fear of what they don’t know, and they know they hate fear, so therefore they hate Obama.  If those core emotional hangups are exploited, to which they largely ARE by current republican strategists and the men who pay them, namely corporate bad guys like David and Charles Koch, they have you on the slow drip Kool-Aid, and it is unlikely you will escape…for this is the hook that captures it’s prey, a hook that keeps it’s victims, in this case white middle class males and the growing working poor who have historically voted republican and therefore against their own best interests, blind to the TRUTH, a truth that would set them FREE! By accomplishing this, FOX NEWS and others have done a great dis-service to their viewing audience, for they have put them ALL in a dark cave, with no way out, save through the god given (more like god forbidden) republican ideology of ‘trickle down’ economics, or ‘free market’, or laissez-faire, or what it really is, VOODOO economics that only exacerbates the vicious cycle, fueling the Grand Canyon wealth gap in the United States of America, as big corporate polluters destroy our planet one gem at a ‘time’…  Have a nice day folks, no, really enjoy this PRESENT day, for even with all of it’s sham drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world, strive to be happy! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 27, 2011

“Where’s the rest of this Moose?”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:07 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clear, cold, calm, cathartic island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the twenty-seventh day of December, 2011, a beautiful one on Cape, with the sun rising once again in the east, another brilliant call by Thompson-Reuters, and the day is expected to be seasonably cool, with abundant sunshine, with little to no wind.  As this is effectively a ‘buy’ week, no pun intended, for the media outlets, causing withdrawal symptoms for all of the political junkies out there–priests, pundits, politicians, and poets alike–most likely all thinking to themselves, ‘there must be little to say–“…as this teleprompter is not telling or directing me to do anything, oh my God!  I am going to be on air in five minutes and one of the guests include ‘Carrot Top’, as he is apparently here to discuss the European debt crisis, as well as the future of the Korean Peninsula, what did I do to deserve this God?” (an earlier eavesdropping of an off the air comment by one of the fine anchors over on the Fox & Friends morning show set…only a few moments ago).  Yes, this is the week, typically, where we all take a step back, reflect on the year for about a half a second, and then move forward after the celebrations on the 31st, ready to take on the challenges of this upcoming election year, an epic one in this country with all that is at stake, namely our democracy, as all of that money that has entered politics via “Citizens United” is on the verge of completely hijacking the “United States of America”.  That, along with the rampant disregard for our environment, a rigged system that favors the rich, and tougher new voter ID laws and redistricting, creating the real voter fraud to keep corporate, global plutocratic interests in power, forged, again, by the republicans, another dirty trick that is par for the course with this motley crew of ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’, for they, more so than the democrats who are also guilty to a certain degree, bow only to those big monied corporate interests out there, most of whom are global in nature, thus above the law, throwing the “American People” under the proverbial bus as someone like Mitt, “corporations are people too”, Romney runs over the whole lot of the American middle class with said bus, along with the working poor, turning this country into a cesspool of poisonous rivers, streams, estuaries, headwaters, lakes, reservoirs, bays, sounds, along with the land that is forever joined with them, land that was once pristine wilderness, laced with 596 deadly, unregulated, of course, and unknown, to a large degree, chemicals used in the fracking process of attaining ‘natural gas’, the boom that will destroy of drinking water forever, thanks ‘brother’s KOCH!’ All of that as well as a sewer of legalized bribes that have turned this country into “We the corporation”, while the puppets in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, most of whom are republicans, shred the remaining pages of the sacred United States Constitution, a document that many men, and women, much better than the those on Capitol Hill at present, fought and died preserving–shame on you! Have a wonderful day folks, keeping in mind that if a politician’s mouth is moving, he is, by definition, most likely LYING to you!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 26, 2011

My Mantle to yours…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:51 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cool, clearing island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this twenty-sixth day of December, 2011, a dry day on Cape, after receiving quite a downpour yesterday as we made our way ‘over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go‘, well, Falmouth, a town on the western half of the Cape, a nice meet and greet, hello, Merry Christmas to all the “fam” and head on out the door, back to God’s country, Cotuit, where this ‘message in a bottle’ is reaching you today, a town where you can still feel the Indian presence, filling the night air with a kind of mystic that you can’t quite put your finger on, but is palpable nonetheless, yes, Cotuit, a town that looks out onto many different bays, as it is a peninsula unto itself, surrounded by trees that make this area of Cape Cod somewhere in between,‘where the ocean meets the wood’… Not much going on today in politics, unless you consider Newt Gingrich, as well as Rick Perry, failing to get enough signatures to get on the ballot in Virginia, that, and the other ‘big’ story of the day, ‘returns’, yes, that all important story of how retailers are expecting a bounce from shoppers going back and returning all of those sweaters you would never wear, not even on a bet.  So, your options today, if you are anything like me, a filthy, liberal, tree huggin’, hippy, your options on this quite December morning are to either go out and get some exercise, watch FOX “NEWS”, or do the complete opposite by way of something for yourself, for as we ease on into this upcoming year, it would behoove one, it would seem to me, to take that inner journey that results, always, in a greater amount of peace in one’s life.  No one can do this for you, it must be done by and for yourself.  Think about it, you and your loved ones will be infinitely happier, and after all, is that not what this life, indeed this country, ‘the pursuit of happiness’, (credit Thomas Jefferson) is all about?  There are many books on this subject, by countless gurus, scholars, and world renown healers, but perhaps one of the best books I could recommend to anyone, as it worked for this cowboy, is a book by a man named Michael Brown, who wrote, “The Presence Process”, an inner journey (comprised of breathing techniques that keep one focused on the present moment, nothing more than that) that brings more PRESENCE into one’s life, thus more happiness. The results WILL astound you!  A disclaimer, I’ve only read and applied the principals of this book.  I neither work, nor am associated with said author in any way.  I just believe it to be a truly great gift to anyone who may be struggling right now… Food for thought if no one got you what you wanted for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Festivas this year!  All the best for this upcoming week and upcoming year! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 25, 2011

Cape Cod Christmas Morning

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:32 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, starry Christmas island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this very early Christmas morning, December 25th, 2011, on Cape, Cotuit to be precise, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, a silent, clear star filled morning as there is but ‘ner a sound outside, save the bristling of branches and the waves lapping the shore as the sun begins to rise in the east over Oyster Harbors…  Many around the world will be celebrating Mass in a few hours, a celebration of the birth of Christ, as well as his Life, his many works while he was alive on planet earth roughly 2011 years ago, not to mention his grizzly death, where he then, it is widely believed, ascended into Heaven three days after he was crucified by Pontius Pilate.  Ironically, in the third century, as Rome was being besieged by both the Persian and Germanic empires, the very people that killed ‘our Lord and savior’ adopted ‘him’ as there ‘god’, so to speak, claiming Jesus as the representative of the new ‘Roman faith’, hence the name Roman Catholic.  The Roman ruler Constantine and his mighty cross that spoke to him from the sun god Apollo, gave him the courage going into battle, as he believed the cross to protect him and lead him to victory–‘onward Christian soldiers marching into war…’.   It gets even more confusing as ‘time’ marches on, for the many of the words and deeds of the man ‘Christians’ all over the world now worship (by way of the writings of Apostles, who transcribed Jesus’ words, lesser known Apostles) were abandoned from modern day bibles, such as the King James bible that was put together by a bunch of Bishops during the 15th century, I could be wrong, but I think that’s right, give me a break, it’s Christmas, words that fit more into the Gnostic, or mystic way of thinking, as opposed to the rigid ideology of suffering under the tutelage of Paul and the expansion of said ‘Christianity’ all over planet earth.  The words and deeds of Christ speak to a rebirth of the soul from within, not from without, and thus, he speaks to the paramount importance of finding that peace within oneself, and then, upon finding it, wishing to spread it as far and wide as the winds may take it.  May you and yours find that peace today and keep it forever, it is yours by birthright and no government, no ideology of man can take that away from you, not now, not ever.  Have a beautiful day and rest of the week end, and of course, a brave and happy new year! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 24, 2011

Silent Night, Holy Night…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:50 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, starry island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Christmas Eve morning, the twenty-fourth day of December, 2011, an early morning at that, as you can see in in picture above, looking at a hobbit house in Cotuit on Cape Cod, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, stars still out in full force high above this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age…wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and all those you care about, may your days ahead be filled with joy, peace and above all LOVE. Later on tonight, as children from all over the world wait in joyful hope for the coming of Santa and his eight, plus Rudolph, reindeer, delivering presents of all shapes and sizes to them without any hidden fees, charges or delays, for no one likes to get ripped off, especially around the holidays, heck, you have all year to turn back into a Grinch!  So today, why not enlighten up! Take a breather from all the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence, for it is on this night that is coming, 2011 years ago, that a star rose high above that tiny town of Bethlehem, a documented FACT, and with it ushered in the birth of a man whose Life changed the world forever, regardless of whether you believe in ‘him’ or not, whether you ‘walk the talk’ or not, it all matters not, human judgement that is.  It is the content of your heart that truly matters, that which defines who you really are.  When you allow hate, anger, fear, resentment, jealousy and other base, negative emotions to take “you” over, then “you” become  disconnected from that source, that spirit of forgiveness, love, compassion, empathy and thus cannot find your way out of the matrix to find the peace you already ARE, for that ‘emotion’ has taken you over, thus, being blinded to what the season is really all about to begin with.  We can take stock in the Knowledge that spirit is, after all, eternal in nature, and thus, cannot be destroyed, and ‘this too shall pass’…like the Who’s of Who Ville proved so well when the Grinch stole their Christmas tree and all the ‘trimmings’, CHOOSING to join hands and sing, celebrating that spirit of LOVE, community, and peace, the true VALUE, instead of being angry the mean old Grinch stole, plundered and ‘destroyed’  their Christmas cheer.  This is the great TRUTH and GOOD NEWS that is beginning to dawn on everyone, not just the rich, for wealth is only in the heart and what is in the heart is what you take with you, not the ‘things’ of this world…  Have a blessed Christmas Eve and may Santa be good to you this year! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas America!

Filed under: Blog, Uncategorized — Michael @ 8:31 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the rainy, raw island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Friday morning, a wet one on Cape as well as the islands, with the rains coming down in bucket form, a cold, clammy rain that makes one feel as though one is on a boat this six a.m. hour on this twenty-third day of December, 2011, two days before Christmas, the most celebrated day of the year for most Christians around the world. To those people who may be reading this little commentary by seacapecod.net around this beautiful planet of OURS, may you find peace, joy and above all LOVE during this season of light, hope and charity, for it is within these eternal gifts that we discover the truism that when we give, we truly receive. Happy Holidays and thank you for reading seacapecod.net, may you have a joyous and prosperous New Year!  Today is a good day for 160 million Americans, for yesterday, the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, finally abandoned madness for reason,  agreeing to extending the payroll tax cut for said millions of Americans for at least two more months, as well as extending unemployment benefits, thus, insuring the U.S. economy will continue to grow at the forecasted 2 percent, as opposed to a 1.5 percent growth, if that tax cut lapsed.  We see a giant rift in the ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’ as two, perhaps three camps have broken forth to claim the mantle of ‘who is more to the right of Jesus Christ himself’, eh? did he evoke our Lord and Savior?  Heathen!, Darn tree huggin’, filthy liberal hippy! On the one hand, you have Mitt, “corporations are people too”, Romney, the Irish betting odds on favorite to win the nomination to face Obama in the fall, and on the other, you have said madness, with establishment types like Karl Rove, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, George Will, you get the picture, begging the ‘crazies’ on the fringes to stop hurting the republican brand with all of this talk (prompted by Paul and Gingrinch) about ending Medicare as we know it, as in the Paul Ryan bill, or destroying Social Security by privatizing it, or the general tone of ‘you’re all on your own’, yes, we don’t need to ’scare the straights’ (credit Bill Murray and the classic film, once again, “Ghostbusters!”), rather, we need to validate their fears (republican talking point number 2099, “I get it”), while simultaneously encouraging them to vote AGAINST their own best interests, here, let me help you, I have a clip from an interview with George Snuffleupagus from ABC NEWS just a few days ago that should clear this whole thing up…’just like I did at Bain Capital, hey, you aren’t going to print any of this are you?, good, I was afraid you were one of those MSNBC people, or worse, someone from Current TV, you know, someone who watches “Countdown, with Keith Olbermann”, that thought provoking news hour bringing the TRUTH every week night at 8 p.m., eastern standard, and again at 11 p.m., 2 a.m., 7, noon and three the next day, again, only on Current TV, those progressives scare the $hit out of me, what were we talking about?…’ Ah, Mitt, we hear you loud and clear, ‘my friend’, if only the ‘American People’, wink wink, nudge, nudge, only knew you like I know you, as I was in the same game, corporate high finance, working in the same glass towers, knowing the same people, colleagues in the same state!!  Your corporate double speak is NONSENSE and will be called out as such, for you must know, deep down inside of that cleaned, scrubbed, sterilized and disinfected (credit Ted Knight and the movie Caddyshack) soul of yours that the current(v)ly status quo of business as usual in the United States of America cannot continue for very much longer, if we are to remain a true democracy and a respected leader in the world.  Ohhhhhh, how droll!  “I get it” Mitt, you are right, how many world powers have produced such dismal scores for reading and math, why is it REALLY that our children are scoring so pitifully low?  Very shrewd Mitt, dumb down America!  Brilliant~ Education, conservation and common sense solutions for the COMMON GOOD are the only answers to our looming problems, not more of the same crap from the past forty plus years, the same old Washington cronyism/insider trading/ponzi scheme/casino-like financial institutions of insanity/real estate house of cards/bubble/politician/lobbyist/revolving door horse$hit everyone can see directly through NOW!  You are the epitome of what IS wrong with Washington and the country right NOW MITT old buddy!  Don’t you get it? I thought you and your buddies said you ‘did’?  You lied to me Mitt!  Shame on you!  What does the Mormon faith say about liars?  My, my, my, I guess that two year missionary stint in that Paris mansion did you no good whatsoever.  You are a bad Mormon!  Bad!  I, of course, kid Mitt, as you are probably one hell of nice guy, a good businessman and family man, I respect that, you know, a pure capitalist, but stick with buying companies like you did at Bain Capital in Massachusetts, breaking them up and selling them for parts to make a cool 22 mil, OK?, and leave the hard work of governance to people who actually give a $hit about the AMERICAN PEOPLE!  Have a nice day folks, a blessed one, and keep on dodgin’ those lying sleigh bells over on FOX “NEWS”, they ‘ain’t sellin’ any alibis, as you stare into the collective vacuum of those nutty, madcap, Kooky, zany eyes over at Fox & Friends! To quote, one more time this holiday season, my good friend Bill Murray, from that classic film Ghostbusters!, in regards to my holiday shopping plans for the rest of today, I’m looking at you Steve Ducey!, “I’m gonna buy that guy a nice fruit basket!”… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 22, 2011

Christmas Barn

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:51 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the warm, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning, the twenty-second day of December, 2011, a stunningly beautiful morning on Cape, after witnessing a star show of the highest order only a few moments ago, with the Cape sky lit by starlight from the stars of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond, only a wisp of a crescent moon left, as it too slowly fades away for the day… There are only two of those days, shopping days that is, left before the big day when Santa arrives and leaves all the, what?, the republicans did what to the ‘American People’?  The knuckle head freshman in congress (i.e., the fake grass roots/corporate sponsored/tea party/Grover Norquist robots) who all answer to ‘the brother’s Koch’ decided to poo poo the Senate’s passage, 89-10 vote mind you, of delivering a 1000 dollar tax break for next year to 160 million Americans, as well as extending the unemployment benefits for more millions who are suffering during this holiday season.  Bravo!  Well done!  That should serve you well in this upcoming election cycle gentlemen!  Well played indeed.  That’s right American People, this is your republican congressman!, keep voting for me as I turn your land, air and water into a poisonous, smog filled, cesspool, steal your jobs, destroy your children’s educations, and give all the money to my overlords, the global corporate plutocracy!  Keep on voting against your own best interests watchers of FOX NEWS!  These are the kind of people that would steal your wallet and then ask if you need any help ‘finding’ it.  We shall see how Speaker of the House John Boehner wiggles out of this one, when you have the likes of Karl Rove stating the republican party is indeed imploding on itself like a dying star.  This ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’ is in bad straights, for they cannot, on the one hand, claim the mantle of ‘the party that does not raise taxes’, while in reality, on the other hand, it fails half of the population in such a monumental and transparent way, real working people, giving more and more to the rich, while raising taxes on 160 million strong… I don’t see how the republican party can survive in the long run such a betrayal as this, a betrayal of such, again, monumental proportions when one in two Americans is at or below the poverty line.  Sorry Eric Cantor, your weak, transparent unadulterated horse$hit will not pass the taste test any longer, for it tasted like horse$hit then, it tastes like horse$hit NOW, and it will taste like horse$hit tomorrow.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it this “Christmas”.  Have a nice day folks, steering clear of those wooden nickles offered up by FOX ‘NEWS’, they may have beautiful sets, but the only thing they have in common with reality is the fact they adorn said set with the same flowers, Poinsettias, hmmm, might there be some common ground after all?   Ah, the subtlety of the season… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 21, 2011

Permit for sleigh? Ahhhh…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:25 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the rather, relatively, balmy, overcast island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Wednesday morning, the twenty-first day of December, 2011, another mild one on Cape, here in old Cape Cod Cotuit, ‘where ocean meets wood’.  That dusting of snow we had the other day melted away like Frosty in a hot greenhouse, ‘eh? did he say greenhouse? more of that filthy, liberal, tree huggin’ hippy speak to the environment ‘gain, don’t we have enough to worry about with our party going to hell ‘n all?’. Well, like Superman, we here at seacapecod.net have the ability to turn back the clock, at least two years, to allow for a White Christmas to at least fill the airwaves for a few moments, before they too are whisked away by the overbearing barrage of image and noise that most prominently emanates from the bully bull horn of propaganda horse$hit better known as FOX ‘NEWS”, “bringin’ the crazy since ‘96!” I am just thankful, at this present eight o’clock hour on the eastern shores of the United States of America, that I am not a citizen in Iowa right now, being bombarded by the 24/7 negative advertisements spent by the Romney “pac” (’outside’ political action committee, i.e., big corporate special interests), who have amassed 713,000 dollars for Iowa alone, monies spent, thanks to Citizens United, please Google more on the real reason our democracy is about to go off a cliff, for these powerful political action committees, heavy on the action, tend to sway voters as to who they should ‘believe’ in this upcoming caucus in Iowa, as well as the coming primaries all over the country, leading up to a most pivotal, and monumental I might add, election that will tip the scales of OUR democracy with a little letter ‘d’ one way or the other, for as nature abhors a vacuum, so does a society, thus, if we still truly live in a democracy, logic would tend to dictate it will be up to the PEOPLE to meet their own fate, thus, DECIDE who they want to lead, with most, armed with the KNOWLEDGE of what is REALLY going on, wishing someone, anyone, to lead them out of the desert, a barren, lonely desert that IS this very transparent plutocratic vision that comes in the way of a ‘democracy’ that has been temporarily hijacked, bought and sold.  Bought by big time global corporate powers that see ‘it’, our nation, as a mine, to plunder and pillage at will, all for THEIR PROFIT, leaving it’s citizens dazed and confused, with nothing, in whatever country on the map, leaving those human beings behind, begging for ‘more’, depicted perfectly as such in one of the scenes from the book, play, and film, “Oliver”, where a young boy begs the cruel dispenser of food in a poor orphanage, (Newt?), for, god forbid, more sustenance you and I take for granted every day…  Yes, folks, we do STILL live in a democracy and we still will in the future, thus, it is our duty and privilege to exercise that right and bring forth OUR one voice to call out thuggery, thievery and misuse of power when WE see it, as in the militarized police forces around the country who pepper spray innocent, peaceful protesters who actually have those police officers best interests in mind!  Think about that this Christmas!  To quote my good friend Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, god bless you guys, quoting, of course, Bill Murray from the classic film “Ghostbusters”, who was meeting with the mayor, not Bloomberg, he would have had Murray arrested again, no, the fake movie mayor who was seeking aid from said ‘Ghostbusters’ crew, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis, with ‘Venkman’ (Murray) exploding in hysteria, crying out, “dogs and cats, living together, MASS HYSTERIA!”.  Have a nice day folks and if you have a spare blanket, keep one handy in the car, you never know what good it may accomplish to someone who may be cold out there and in need of some random act of kindness! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 20, 2011

Nantucket Christmas Basket

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:31 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the grey, cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the twentieth day of December, 2011, just a few shopping days left before the big day of Christmas, celebrating the birth of a man who most say was also spirit, here for a brief ‘time’ on earth to communicate the words and express the Love coming from our Creator Himself.  It’s funny how mankind uses those words for his benefit today, over 2000 years later, ironically in much the same way they used those same words against him back ‘then’, embracing a political system that fashions itself much like Rome, with a huge wealth Grand Canyon and opportunity gap evident for ALL to see, hear, taste, touch, and most of all feel, as many say that ‘these here United States of America now mirrors Rome as it was during this period when Christ walked the earth.  Politics has not changed much since the days of King Herod, nor are they likely to in this upcoming election in the year of our Lord, 2012, for power, money and the lust for it are far more important (riches on this earth, short sighted) than walking the talk of the man whose words they supposedly worship, spouting nonsense such as ‘corporations are people too’, and ‘poor people have no work ethic…’–you try living on 110 bucks a month of food stamps “Newt” and get back to me on ‘work ethic’!  Are you referring to the 1.6 mil you received from a corrupt housing giant named Freddie Mac for ‘historical consulting advice’? Right before that advice blew up in the face of the worst housing/financial meltdown in U.S. history, next to the Great Depression eighty some odd years ago?  Are those the kind of ethics you speak of sir?  Did the congress simply fine you 300,000 dollars and show you the door during the 1990’s because of some misunderstanding?  Ethics?  I suggest, this holiday season, for your penance as a newly converted Catholic and, for being such a nuisance and bothering the whole of the journalism community for this past month and a half, you pick up a ladle and head on over to the local homeless shelter.  After serving the poor, dispossessed, and down and out ’scumbags’ dinner (you so often refer to the poor as), you can go into the filthy bathroom, pick up a mop and start cleaning, directly after scrubbing, sterilizing, and disinfecting (credit Ted Knight from the classic 1978 film, “Caddyshack”) the toilets you would have poor school children clean, children who deserve just as much of a break as any of Mitt Romney’s kids, your kids, or any of your country club brethren’s kids, for the words of the man whose Roman sponsored religion, ironically, you supposedly converted over to, Jesus, ring as true now as they did 2011 years ago on Calvary Mountain, when referring to a CLOWN like yourself, “…what you do to the least of me, you do UNTO me”, while WE all hopefully apply yet another prayer by that Prince of Peace, his last this ‘time’ around–”Forgive them Father, they know not what they do…”  Have a nice day folks, hopefully dodging those wooden nickles offered up by the choice of hate, fear and insanity, FOX ‘NEWS’, with half of America unfortunately addicted to the Kool-Aid propaganda poo poo, as“…they got the bubble headed bleach blonde comin’ on at five, tellin’ you ’bout the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye.” (credit, again, ‘The Eagles’ Don Henley).  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 19, 2011

“We’ll leave the Light on for YA!”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:50 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, calm, starry island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Monday morning, the nineteenth day of December, 2011, a cold, clear, wintry day here in New England, on the east coast of North America, where the season fits the decor–red bows, lights and the occasional red nosed reindeer gracing these shores once again on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age…  It is a new week, a brave new week as it were, as one of the world’s most notorious dictators of late, Kim Jong il of North Korea, passed away on Saturday night.  North Korea as a nation, is a throwback to the World War II era, being literally cut off from the rest of the world, as millions of people in the 1990’s starved to death, while the flamboyant and sometimes mocked former dictator built up his nuclear arsenal, providing help to Syria to do the same, as well as Pakistan, whom the U.S. already has waning support.  His successor, his son, Kim Jong Un, now ‘in charge’, is young and has no experience being in power, thus, the uncertainty in the region, such as in South Korea, Japan and China, with all Asian markets falling sharply at this seven a.m. hour, EDT, as well as around the world.  Since the days of the Cuban Missile crisis, 13 horrible days in October of 1962, with Jack Kennedy, one of our finest President’s, confronting this ‘war of the worlds’, by way of nuclear annihilation, head on, stopping the then Soviet empire, Russia now, from sending missiles and their nuclear war heads to Cuba, an island nation that sits only 90 miles off the coast of Florida.  He was successful, along with his brother Bobby, Attorney General at the time, in saving this planet from all out nuclear obliteration. This was an uneasy time to say the least for this nation, bringing full circle what is truly important as we ease on into this week of continued swings up and down for republican candidates vying to unseat the current President, Barack Obama, who is head and antlers above anyone running against him today, tomorrow, and on November the second, 2012, for it will be on that day, he will be elected to his second term and become the 45th President of these here United States, for to do anything stupid, like to vote for someone who DOES NOT have your BEST INTERESTS in mind, is, by definition, masochistic best and downright crazy (unless one has a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome, see Keystone XL Pipelines/Republican party/energy corporations  for more details) at worst, proving once again that racism is ‘a hell of a drug’ (credit Rick James)…  Have a nice week ahead folks, dodging those wooden nickles offered up by FOX ‘NEWS’, for they ‘ain’t sellin’ any alibis, as you stare into the empty vacuum of Bill O’Reilly’s beady, little, bloodshot eyes…’PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 18, 2011

Snow Dance

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:02 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, snow dusted island of Nantucket! The snow gods have been good to seacapecod.net, as this tree huggin’, liberal, filthy, humble hippy reporter’s wish for the luxury, per the request of yesterday’s said ’snow dance’, for some snow during this Christmas season has been granted…who says miracles don’t happen anymore? Perhaps they happen all the time, and we just have not been paying attention!  Yes, as one looks out on the snow that just fell a few moments ago on this eighteenth day of December, 2011, falling on the ‘wood and ocean’ that IS Cotuit, yes, taking in Cotuit Bay and all of those ‘old world shadows that hang heavy in the air…’(from the classic Eagles song, “she’s leaving home”, sung by Don Henley) on this chilly winter’s morning, a few days away from the most holy day of the year for most Christians around this country known as the United States of America, one can feel the magic of this silent season of hope, light and wonder.  I wonder if they know that in Washington D.C.?  Better yet, have they ever watched the new documentary on Current TV called “Two Americas”?.  I doubt it, but what is even scarier, is the fact that perhaps, like the Grinch himself, they had this planned all along, deciding to use ‘Christianity’ as a front, much like a mob ‘pizza’ place in old world Chicago, where they use said front to launder money, plan extortions (“…if you mention the word ‘extortion’ again, I’ll have your legs broken.” credit “Mayor Carmine” from the classic 1978 film “Animal House”, starring the incomparable, late, great John Belushi), among the many other nice things the mob does, which, in many instances over the course of the past thirty years, with Wall Street turning into a casino ‘an all, regulatory agencies being in bed, literally, with the folks they are ‘policing’, the list goes on and on, the point is, Washington HAS become a ‘legitimate’ “I’m shocked to hear that gambling is going on here!” den of thieves.  Thieves who, as we all know, have no real loyalty, nor HONOR, thus, will eventually turn on one another as they are called out by the great majority, shamed out, for who and what they really ARE, as well as what they have been up to, shown the door, as they define THEMSELVES as true snake oil salesmen, and women to a certain degree, who have sold their brother’s and sister’s, whom they were elected to SERVE, down the river without a paddle, having foreclosed on said paddle years ago. Happy Holidays Senators and congressmen to whom this message in a bottle in meant to lambaste, cleanse your conscience, for ‘Grover Norquist no tax hike pledge’ will not gain you the Kingdom of Heaven, nor will it ever bring you the peace on earth you so desire.  Have a nice day folks and try, if at all possible, to avoid “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”, it is chalk full of the ‘the Brother’s Koch’ deadly brew of 596 poisonous, unregulated chemicals that are being used in over 34 states now, used in the fracking process of attaining cheap natural gas, cheap in the sense that it rakes in billions of PROFIT for the oil and gas industry, while it poisons the delicate clean water sources, as well as the air around it, all over this beautiful nation of OURS, destroying human lives, wildlife, and the very building block of LIFE itself–WATER! God Bless US everyone! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 17, 2011

“It’s just a ride”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:00 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, clear, Christmas island of Nantucket! On this December 17th, 2011 morning, here’s hoping you and yours are warm and safe wherever this ‘message in a bottle’ may be reaching you, reaching out over the wide open space on this cold, sunny New England morning, no snow still, but seacapecod.net left postcard of ‘this time of year’ two years hence, enacting a kind of snow dance if you will permit this tree hugger that one luxury, as the republican puppets jobs like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell (subcontractors for big oil/banking/insurance/big pharma…) keep it comin’. Knuckleheads who will not pass extending the payroll tax cut for millions of Americans unless also adding the crack like sweetener of those big time, highly addictive energy dollars, ‘can you say intervention people of America?, sure, I knew that you could!” (credit writer, movie producer, actor Harold Ramis “That’s not funny, it’s sick”/National Lampoon), allowing yet another big polluting criminal entity to rape and pillage OUR country for their PROFIT! Such as the XL Keystone pipeline fiasco, that, if approved by President Obama, WILL, as quoted per a collective sentiment from the established world class empirical scientific AUTHORITY on the subject matter, “spell lights out for our environment”. The collective 99.9 percent of climatologists in the world today, world class scientists whose reputations are as impeccable as their work is empirical, claim that this world is heating up as a DIRECT result of mankind’s continued use and abuse of carbon dioxide laden fuel sources such as fossil fuels, resulting in a green house effect, melting the ice caps and thus, creating a vicious cycle.  The carbon dioxide emitted from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, tar sands, the like, is being spewed into the atmosphere at such a rate now, the earth’s atmosphere cannot absorb all of those tens of billions of tons of carbon, thus, it remains trapped in the atmosphere, causing surface temperatures to rise, melting the polar ice caps, glaciers and other permanent ice features, causing the seas to rise while placing more water in the atmosphere itself and because more and more ice, ice that used to act as a deflector of the sun’s harmful radiation, is gone, the earth’s temperatures go up even faster,  that, combined with this heating of the planet’s surface temperatures, creates stronger and stronger storms, storms that reek havoc across the globe, causing massive loss of life and billions in physical damage.  Couple all of that with the severe droughts and wild fires, that come with climate change, and the rising of the earth’s seas, massive migrations will occur soon, creating markets to fall, societies to crumble and the republicans getting their wish, ‘you are all on your own’… Pretty bleak huh?  Keith Olbermann celebrated one of this country’s ‘national treasures’, a real one, in the late, great comedian/philosopher Bill Hicks, whom Mr. Olbermann honored on what would have been Bill’s fiftieth birthday.  He played some clips on “Countdown, with Keith Olbermann”, only on Current TV, airing every week night at 8 p.m., EDT, and again at 11 p.m., 2 a.m., 7 a.m., noon and three the next day, giving you no excuse not to watch the best journalism on television today, bringin’ the scary, cause it sure as heck fire scares the living $hit out of me, was that professional?, but, as his previous employer’s ad promo says, on MSNBC, (thanks to Keith) and all the folks and shows on the new, hip and venerable CURRENT TV, yes, ‘we lose our fear and move forward’, not backwards as ALL of the current crop of ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’ would have you go, seriously, proving that they are, and have been for the past thirty years, only on the side of big banks and the polluting monsters’ out there, such as Halliburton, Exxon-Mobile, bp, Koch Industries, and now this whole ugly tar sands pipeline debacle from Alberta, Canada, going by the name, Keystone XL pipeline.  What a crock of $hit. It is a crock of $hit because it IS a crock of $hit. For they will have you buy into the notion, like Rick, “I’m gonna get you sucka“, Perry, republican candidate for President of the United States of America, that the pipeline will create tens, and tens, almost a million jobs!’, proving once again that the republican field has the intellectual agility of a small soap dish.  Wherein the truth is it will create perhaps at the most 5000 temporary jobs, with many other independent figures coming in much less than that, all for the glory of the profit of the polluter, truly unbelievable, while the country’s ecosystem goes up in smoke, a thick, nasty black smoke that kills all and leaves nothing but tears and heartache in it’s poisonous wake of 596 deadly chemicals (all unregulated and unknown, seeping into an aquifer near you and yours soon, trust me…) used in the ‘fracking’ process of attaining natural gas.  That is the party you will be electing in November of 2012 if you vote with the guy with an ‘r’ next to his name, or her name as the case may be.  This is, as Bill Hicks stated so TRULY not that many moons ago,“just a ride..but they don’t want to hear that.  It is a CHOICE, between LOVE and fear, but they don’t want you to hear that, they kill people like that.” I paraphrased just a tad there, but the philosophical structure is indeed sound.  That’s the news folks!  Watch FOX and fill up on hate, delusion, paranoia, fear, rage, anger, denial, more fear and perhaps some soft porn, while on the flip side, you can start thinking for yourself, educate yourself to the TRUTH, and arm yourself with KNOWLEDGE, not bullets, and know that you walk with the one whose birth is celebrated in a few days, the one who did walk the talk regarding LOVE, who rejected man’s notion of fear, manipulation and the exploitation of his brother’s and sisters for greed, money, power and the lust for it, a man who many believe was both spirit and man, who laid down his life so that a people, one people, the human race, could learn what those words, love thy brother as you love thyself’ truly mean…, when they sea with real eyes, that their brother, and indeed their enemy is their savior!  Too much?  Have a nice day folks and rest of the week end, keeping in mind that it is this and only THIS moment that we ALL really have anyway in the grand scheme of ‘things’…always keeping in ‘mind’ that“It’s just a ride.” and what a ride it IS!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 16, 2011

‘Cat in the Hat’

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:30 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the warm, windy, sunny island of Nantucket! Howdy folks, how “ya’ll” doin’ on this sixteenth day of December, 2011, a Friday morning on Cape where one could walk out of one’s door, down the ‘Ancient Path’ a hundred yards or so to the ocean’s edge, on Cotuit Bay, put a blanket down on the soft white sands and have a margarita, explaining to yourself that it’s just a cool July morning, with the thermometer getting close to 60 degrees Fahrenheit on sun soaked Cape Cod later today, as prospects of that ‘White Christmas’ fall by the way side…this is all normal, right? The GOP debates went off without a hitch last night, as I missed them entirely, opting for a nice long winter’s nap instead.  I got the drift of most of it from “Morning Joe”, only on MSNBC, however, the fine morning news show that is the obvious choice over rival ‘Fox & Friends’, whose zany, madcap, kooky antics always make me smile, yet bring no real NEWS to the table, thus, must be couched for what it really is... unadulterated horse$hit.  What?  Too early?  Too harsh?   Yes, I caught the ‘drift’ of the whole thing in about thirty seconds, when I heard Michelle Bachmann go after the jugular of one Ron Paul, whose face was aghast like a grandpa who may be a little confused at the local Walmart, screaming on stage, ‘what are ya’ll crazy?, why can’t we just leave ‘em, all them Arabs, all of ‘em, alone, all of ‘em, all alone, it’s none of my business if the world blows up! Come on, that is not the role of the federal government, not the role ‘atol…’, with Bachmann coming out of her skin, looking more like one of the Swamp People than ever.  YIKES!  What a show!  Thanks republican party!  Who said there is nothing good on television anymore?  This is world class entertainment!  It would be that much better though, if we knew that at the end of the ’show’ WE all really, really knew that you were kidding about dismantling Medicare, privatizing Social Security, attacking Iran, deregulating environmental laws even further so as to insure OUR mutual destruction, you know, pure insanity, yeah, WE would all sleep a little better at night if WE really knew that you were kidding about all of that stuff, which, I’m sure, deep down, you really are, right?  Hello?  Is this thing on? Is anybody out there? (credit rock band Pink Floyd).  Hope everyone out there in this ’series of tubes’ called the Internet have a wonderful weekend, there are so many things to be grateful for during the season of peace, love and joy, and to have the opportunity to send out this ‘message in a bottle’ every morning is one of them for this humble reporter from little old seacapecod.net. GOD BLESS U.S. ALL! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 15, 2011

Osterville Twinkle

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:35 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the rainy, windy island of Nantucket! Ahoy!  Welcome back to your Thursday morning, the fifteenth day of December, 2011, an unusually warm one on Cape for a winter day, with some rain moving back into the area, for if it were a normal day in December, in these here parts, Osterville, ‘mini-Palm Beach’, would look like it did two years ago, Main street white with snow… But, what the hell, what do all of these fancy book learnin’ people who call themselves ’scientists’ know about anything anyhow, ‘when we get back the White House and the Senate, we are gonna fix them commie bastard liberals but good, startin’ with roundin’ ‘em all up via this new Presidential power to lock up anyone we might think might be a terrorist see, pushing back to 1930’s Germany all over again, minus all the grizzly concentration stuff ‘n all, ‘course, we reserve the right to torture at will, ’cause that’s the best way to collect intelligence ‘n all, despite what the boys down at the ‘FBI’ say about the whole thing.  We here at the Bush sponsored NSA, under the guise of ‘Homeland Security’, have a pretty good handle on who’s backin’ the corporate global plutocratic vision and who is on the side of feeding starving refugees coming out of war torn, drought stricken Somalia, where tens of thousands face starvation and water depletion everyday (to help, Google OXFAM or savethechildren.org), yes, we are well aware who still beats the drum for more war, as 4474 soldiers lost their lives fighting a war to ‘make America safe’…begging the question, ‘FROM WHOM?’.  Today is the END of a nine year long war that never should have happened.  Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis also lost their lives, with much of Baghdad still without electricity.  The United States of America, and more importantly, the people that make up that title for a ‘piece of land’, suffered greatly as well, as we witnessed a never ending fear based reality, where terror threats ruled the day, orange, yellow, red, the color mattered little compared to the ominous music playing in the background as the evening news shows brought you what they wanted you to see, and more importantly hear, thus influencing how you ‘thought’ about this new military industrial complex exercise, as our nation shifted it’s focus from OUR country, namely rebuilding it and making it stronger, via education, cleaning up the environment, creating new technologies to meet our future energy needs, you know, the stuff China is doing today, dropping the ball on things like regulations, creating false bubbles that made a few very rich, while leaving others, like 99 percent of the ‘American People’, in underwater homes, no jobs, rising food prices, energy prices, and no way out, as we ask these people of America to bail out some BAD actors one more time, while they pay out huge bonuses to ‘talent’, paid out in a RIGGED system–monies that came out of said, Mitch McConnell, republican Senator of Kentucky’s, favorite talking point, ‘The American People’s’ pocket.  What a joke. WE would all laugh if it were not so damn tragic.  Welcome Home indeed that one percent of Americans who actually SERVE our country!  Even though it is not snowing anywhere in the country right now, save northern Maine, in Osterville today, at least on seacapecod.net, it is a ‘White Christmas‘…  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 14, 2011

17 Feet

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:13 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cool, misty island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, the fourteenth day of December, 2011, a raw one on Cape, looking forward to getting a tree and a haircut, as have been of late, not ashamed to say it, a tree huggin’, filthy, liberal, hippy.  I am truly sorry, for I am just a man, not alone mind you, who has seen this whole circus already, in fact, most of his childhood and part of his adulthood, the literal hijacking of this democracy and it’s people by an invisible corporate agenda (free market capitalism with NO MORALS) that is taking the fight to the people (the real culture war) via many fronts, from ‘let’s build some more hate’, the new corporate slogan for Lowe’s Home Builders, who’s CEO, Nipfu%k or something like that, is in bed with the insane right wing lunatic fringe out there, like Pam ___, whose last name ‘I will not utter here’ (credit “Gandalf” from the film,“The Lord of the Rings”), who see Muslims as terrorists, with a big, broad stroke mind you, yes ALL of them, to Goldman Sachs, the fine ‘investment banking firm’ that makes money ‘the old fashioned way’, you know, by encouraging it’s own clients to buy bogus, TOXIC investments, while it places bets against said investments, making BANK!nice. Yes, from Pay Day loan sharks who charge 440 percent interest rates to the working poor who have no other choice, calling up with death threats if they are late with a payment, to big polluting energy monsters, like bp or Koch Industries, Halliburton or Exxon-Mobile, the Kings of pollution, representing and embodying, as corporations are people too now, thanks to Citizens United, a real life, reality t.v. show bringing everyone the end game day plan for our earth, with the 24/7/365 absolute rape and pillage of said earth and it’s precious resources for “It’s” gain, while the earth itself propels itself into a period in it’s very alive history, where the temperature may just become to hot to sustain life as WE current(v)-ly know it…  That is why I put that title on today’s ‘blog’, for that is the height of what I coined “Faith Hill” in the tiny, tiny town of Osterville on Cape, a hill that houses a lifeguard house where, in the summer, lifeguards watch over the bathers, swimmers, boaters, what have you, at famous Dowses Beach.  As you can see today, the hill is covered with snow.  But is it? We have yet to have had any snow this year, on Cape.  Unusual to say the least, as this shot was taken in December as well, two years ago.  If one takes a ‘gander’ at the long term weather patterns, the cold air, what’s left of it, is far to the north, as the continental U.S. stays relatively warm for this time of year.  Problem?  Not really at the moment.  But, if WE look out fifty, perhaps, 100 years from now, 17 feet is the projection, on a conservative computer model construct, the seas will rise all over the world, putting millions in harms way, as entire nations, such as the Islands of the Maldives, will literally be underwater, a cousin problem to the U.S. housing crisis if you will, the figurative underwater crisis millions of Americans are facing down, causing the future population at that place and ‘time’, to scratch their collective heads and say in unison and with a very loud and angry voice, ‘what part of the word ‘SCIENCE’, empirical scientific FACT, did they not understand?’…. This clown show called the republican ‘Swamp People’ (reality television mockery of television), will not even be a sad footnote when the history of 21st century America is told in a many volume book form, by many fine authors alive and well today in the good, ‘ole U.S. of A., however, may live on in countless reruns of Fox & Friends, where alien beings will howl with laughter watching the zany antics of Steve Ducey, what’s his name and what’s her face.  What kind of madcap, kooky, nutty things will those kids come up with next?  Alf? Have a nice day folks and GOD BLESS US ALL. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 13, 2011

Shopping break

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:15 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clear, cool, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Tuesday morning, the thirteenth day of December, 2011, another beauty on Cape, sounding like a broken record, as the eastern seaboard is treated to yet one more day of temperate, cool, sunny weather, with so many asking the simple question, ‘where is all the snow?’.  Ask Exxon-Mobile, or better yet, ask the folks who really want to put that last nail in the coffin for our environment (Keystone XL pipeline, nasty, carbon choked tar sands imported from Alberta, Canada), as the polar ice caps melt right before our very eyes… It drives me crazy when weathermen actually say this on air, as some of them must know the reasons behind our abnormally warm winters and extremely hot summers, yes?  Too much?  OK, let us switch over to the horse race that distracts from the larger issues at play in this late hour of 2011, where the world must get it’s priorities together or their won’t be much of a world left to rape and pillage.  In the great state of Iowa, ’she turned me into a Newt’ (credit the classic film, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’) Gingrinch’s lead is beginning to evaporate, just a bit, with Mitt, “Hey smails, (ten) thousand bucks you slice into the woods!” (credit Rodney Dangerfield and another classic film, sorry about that, but it is just too easy, “Caddyshack”, circa 1980, a film getting quite a lot of play these days for obvious reasons-hint, Ronald Reagan’s inauguration), Romney crying foul, stating that he, unlike Newt, is not a ‘bomb thrower’, and is, all in all, a pretty nice guy.  That much is true, for if we were, God forbid, to have a republican elected back into the highest office in the land, Willard would be a far better choice for this country than Mr. Gingrinch, for any man who wishes to return to the gilded age, bringing back the musical “Oliver” in a big way, “…may I have some more, please?”, “MORE?, not until you have scrubbed out the toilets in the boathouse and you have cleaned, scrubbed, sterilized and disinfected those skulls (rowing boats at Harvard boat house), you ungrateful, poor, disenfranchised  ten year old scum bag”, ooops, was that out loud?, yes, any man who wishes to return to the days when there were no child labor laws, no social safety nets, and little to no upward social mobility or opportunity of any kind, namely by destroying the educational system and making it far too expensive to attain a college degree, yes, sir, any man who has that in ‘mind’ may just have a hard time beating a very fine President in Barack Obama, the man whose defeat is more important to the republicans, by virtue of their own words, right Mitch McConnell, Senator from the great state of Kentucky?, than anything else. For did you not once say a few years back that the republican’s number one goal come November 2012 is to defeat President Obama?  Obviously a man of his word if you take a good hard look at the FACTS of what this republican controlled House of Representatives has done…in a word, nothing, other than continuing to block key presidential cabinet nominees, for truly important posts, such as a new Consumer Protection Agency (paramount!) director, along with voting down common sense solutions for 99 percent of the AMERICAN PEOPLE over the course of these past few years…don’t even bother with the Senate republicans, they have, for the most part, already jumped the shark. The choice in this upcoming election cycle, a cycle that has become a bad episode, if that is possible, of ‘Swamp People’, is as clear as day and night.  To quote the great Al Sharpton, of the very fine MSNBC program, “Politics Nation”, airing every week night at six p.m., sharp, “they are the ones (the republicans eating the blueberry pie the mothers baked and are questioning them about, as they stare back at them with fear and pieces of said blueberry pie all over their collective faces) that have been eatin’ the pie!”, referring to his ad promo for his must see television program that will set you straight on politics today in this here United States of America, with Saturday Night Live getting in on the act this past week end, SNL’s ‘not ready for prime time’ Kenan Thompson parodying Reverend Sharpton perfectly, bringing a smile to the good Rev’s face last night, a joy to see, a skit where Kenan added some more dynamite to the mix, stating that ‘he’, Reverend Al Sharpton, used to play a game (fiction) when they were kids in Brooklyn, putting a blue berry pie under a box in an attempt to ‘catch some Nazis’, not being literal of course, all done in good fun, with “Reverend Al” looking furiously for ‘camera b’ amidst all of the ‘red lights’… However, it must also be simultaneously said that this cruel ideology is interesting, if not dangerous, for it speaks of itself, textbook projection, a common psychological disorder in human beings, whereupon extreme factions of that ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’, (we’re lookin’ at you Rush old buddy!) factions deeply embedded within the constrains of said party, speak in dog whistles, using real “Nazi” terminology, no joke, when describing our present administration, calling them ‘Stalinists’, “Marxists”, “socialists”, “communists”, and, in many instances, “Nazis”.  A fact that cannot be denied, I’m looking at the video tape right NOW! So Kudos to Reverend Al Sharpton this morning, from the shores of seacapecod.net, we salute YOU, as you have proven that you are indeed ‘READY for prime time!’.  A correction on seacapecod.net as well today, along with my apologies to Alex WAGNER of the fine show on that same network, “NOW”, airing every week day at noon, eastern standard, another great take on the days events.  I mistakenly spelled her last name “Witt”, well, actually not misspelling it at all, rather, replacing it with an entirely different name all together, I am truly sorry, I did know it was Wagner!  Blame it on writing too many Christmas, I mean ‘holiday’ cards! …that’s why they pay me the big bucks! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

December 12, 2011

Golden Smile

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:07 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the again, cold, sun soaked island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday morning, the twelfth day of December, 2011, another stunningly beautiful one on Cape, with seasonable temperatures, well, slightly above seasonal temperatures, clear skies and little to no wind, anyone wanna go clammin’?  Wicked. Ah, yes, as you can see by the image above, the ’season’ is upon us, whatever that newly minted word for ‘this time of year’ may mean to you and yours, as ‘Sammy’, the Golden Retriever, has a Santa hat forced upon him by some self proclaimed pundit of some sort, creating a real scene on some deserted December Cape Cod beach, really causing a ruckus, when all this puppy really wants to do is RUN!  The republican field of candidates running for the highest office in the land are not taking a break from this turkey trot, no sir, they will hit the campaign trail once again today, with Paul, Santorum, Bachmann, Huntsman, Perry, Romney and Gingrinch still gunning it out, as in this past week end’s debate, to which Gingrinch did a good job of ‘fooling all of the people, some of the time’, shooting the moon in next debate, ‘fooling some of the people all of the time’ (credit Abraham Lincoln), while republican establishment front runner Mitt Romney thinks of another way to put another silver spoon, disguised as a foot, in his mouth, wondering later that Saturday night after the internationally televised debate, ‘was 10,000 bucks not enough or too much to bet?’, making it that much more obvious how out of touch this ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’ truly IS. If you want to throw 99 percent of ‘the American People’ (credit Mitch, ‘the mouse’, McConnell, R-KY) out of the life boat, why don’t you just go ahead and say so?  It would be so much more honest.  Oh, you can’t because if you told the truth as to what you (plutocratic vision) really want to do to our environment, our employment ’situation’, our educational system, our social safety nets, the list goes on ad infinitum, no one in their right minds would elect you, for why on God’s green earth would a person devoid of any FOX “NEWS” wooden nickles vote against their own, their families, friends, and co-workers, best interests?  Why indeed. Have a nice day folks and thanks to ALL of the good folks over at ‘Morning Joe‘, the best early morning news show on television today, only on MSNBC. Your dry humor, guests, and commentary always bring a big smile to the faces of the ‘little people’ on Cape Cod!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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