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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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February 20, 2013

Hope, Nope, YEP!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 1:13 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful, sunny, temperate island of Nantucket! Great to be back with you on this twentieth day of February, 2013, a gorgeous one out, as we were hit with yet another blast of the yo-yo pattern of global warming that, God Forbid, may soon be coming to a neighborhood near you soon.  After the blizzard that paralyzed the Cape, Islands and much of New England, overnight we saw all of that snow disappear, without a trace, so to speak, as perhaps upwards of 2 inches of heavy, heavy rain fell, leaving an amazing moment of purple mountains majesty above the fog you SEA above you, as ships from the “Grey Lady” to “Iyanough” struggle to get passengers to forth the hub of Hyannis, my home, to Nantucket and beyond…  Ah, what do I know of global warming, for WE all know our favorite Senator from the great state of Oklahoma, Mr. James Inhofe, a republican once said, and I quote, “global warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the American People”…  Point of parliamentary procedure sir, but perhaps you don’t read history books or know much about science, but I ask you this, and ask it with directness–do you KNOW what the word SEQUESTRATION stands for, or it’s actual definition?  “A glossary of political terms~’under Sequestration, an amount of money equal to the difference between the cap set in the ‘Budget Resolution’ and the amount actually appropriated is “Sequestered” by the Treasury and not handed over to the agencies to which it was ORIGINALLY appropriated by the Congress!  Perhaps you did not get the memo, that most economist would wholeheartedly agree this will cause over 700,000 jobs lost, hurt this U.S. economic recovery and hamper our military in many ways, not to mention, more importantly, hampering real good folks who are just now getting back on their collective feet after ten long years of war, corporate greed and outright FRAUD by big banks across the globe.  Food for thought folks and as you look into the future, please remember that FOG is used by people who, and I quote Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest Presidents to date, “to pull the wool over people’s eyes”, or to quote another great guy who happened to be OUR President long, long ago, George W. Bush, “fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, well, ha, ha, I just can’t be fooled again!!!… Enjoy the day!  And, for God’s sakes, PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 14, 2013

LOVE

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:16 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clearing, snow dusted island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Valentine’s Day, the 14th day of February, 2013, a nice day on Cape and Islands aforementioned, as the world embraces a day set aside for what WE ALL wish for–LOVE. It matters not if you are speaking of a wife, brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter, niece or nephew, cousin, or distant friend from the past…or anyone you KNOW needs some acknowledgement, for that is the BEST way to LOVE a human being.  That  and attention, not to mention… affection. So, on this day after the nation’s policies were in high gear across the media air waves, perhaps, just perhaps, WE can ALL agree on one thing–  LOVE makes the world go around, not money, politics, or hate.  Have a great day and SEA you here tomorrow, same ‘bat time, same bat channel’… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 13, 2013

They deserve a vote!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:29 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful, cool, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this thirteenth day of February, 2013, a gorgeous morning here in Hyannis, adjacent to Hyannis Port, where of course OUR 35th President of the United States and his wonderful family called home for so many years, Jack Kennedy. That is where OUR current President, the very fine Barack Obama, began his first ‘State of the Union’ address of his second term. LIVE from OUR nation’s Capitol last night, speaking to the conviction of the aforementioned President’s wisdom and his vision of social justice, equality and opportunity for ALL.  The address, which lasted almost an hour, guided US through many of the issues facing this great country today, beginning with the FACT that this nation’s present state is strong and will get stronger with some bi-partisan efforts on both sides of the aisle.  Closing loop holes for wealthy individuals and corporations while helping out the ‘least among US’, strengthening our education system that includes those poor kids in both urban and rural areas alike, for they ARE OUR future and OUR greatest asset.  He spoke to climate change and the need to tackle it for said future generations, he spoke to the pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens who live in the shadows of society, he spoke to the right for every American citizen to vote, citing a 102 year old in attendance who waited for over six hours to cast her ballot and when she did, proudly put on that little sticker that simply says, “I voted”. He spoke of the ending of the Afghanistan war by 2014 and getting more help for our wounded warriors.  He spoke of the need for continued investment in science, math, engineering and new critical technologies, so that this country can turn a corner in the areas of everything from wind and solar to creating new medical procedures that will save lives in the future all while rebuilding our infrastructure across the board.  But perhaps the most important moment came when he spoke of gun violence and the need for congress to act responsibly and give people like Gabby Giffords, former congresswoman from the great state of Arizona who was shot in the head only a year or so ago, not to mention the horror that was New Town, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary school a real vote, up or down, regarding background checks, a ban on high capacity magazines and assault rifles.  Real legislation most police and members of the NRA, the sane one’s all agree KNOW those weapons have no business on the shores of this great land.  They, the innocent victims of gun violence deserve a vote. He stated this FACT over and over again, and God Willing, they will get one.  A wonderful speech– heartfelt from the beginning to the end, with the country and indeed the world, SEEING what a great country this truly IS, now and forever more.  Have a wonderful day folks and may God, which is LOVE, be with you and yours always.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 12, 2013

State of the Union

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:46 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, melting island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday, the 12th day of February, 2013, a few days after the monster blizzard of 2013, a storm that dumped so much snow across the New England region, with many of us here on the Cape and Islands finally digging out from a Nor’easter that produced 87 mile an hour winds in Hyannis, 2 feet of snow and power outages from Sandwich to Nantucket.  Ah, life on the ocean, what can I say, “a heck of day at SEA sir!” (credit the classic film, circa 1987, “Overboard”, starring the great Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell).  Well, tonight, at 9 p.m. eastern, President Barack Obama will deliver the “State of the Union”, a tried and true annual event where OUR President gives an outline of what his, or her, vision of where he wishes to take this great country in the future.  Top on the list is going to be jobs and the economy, with immigration being up there as well, but in reality, it is that ever present economy.  Guns will also be on the list as well, with Ted Nugent being ‘in the house’.  I suppose tempting fate as he stated that if President Barack Obama were re-elected he would either be dead or in jail…  Guns have been a problem in this great land for a long time, with over 300 million weapons on the streets, almost the same amount as the population of said country.  As the tragedy in New Town, Connecticut slips into people’s memories, it is high time we put an end to magazines that hold over 30 rounds of bullets that someone can use, not for hunting, but for killing innocent children without a thought.  Hopefully the republican party, that is out to lunch on so many issues, actually listens, wakes up and realizes that if they don’t, they will go by the way of the Dodo bird.  Have a great day and please keep in mind the importance of being educated to the REAL problems facing OUR world, i.e. global warming–for WE all have a stake in this ’state’ of OUR Union, and remember it IS a country OF of the people, BY the people and FOR the people–not of the corporations that pitch their special interests every day in Washington D.C…  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 1, 2013

Images may be closer than you think…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:38 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clear, cold, rather blue skied island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this first day of the great month of February, 2013, and looking out my window, it seems that, at least for now, the weather has calmed a bit, acting more like February should, with seasonable temperatures and the slight ‘risk’ of snow in the forecast for the week end.  Of course this is “Superbowl Sunday”, only hours from now, with the great San Francisco 49ers combating against the Baltimore Ravens–the 47th Superbowl to date…  Having lived on the “left” coast for half of my life, I am rooting for the 49ers, for who could forget the dynasty that was forged by the great Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and famed head coach Bill Walsh, who brought four Superbowl titles to that great city by the bay in the late eighties.  Good Luck to all players and may the best team win!  Chuck Hagel was grilled yesterday on Capitol Hill, by the Senate in an eight hour confirmation hearing for his nomination to become the next Secretary of Defense.  None so much as a former brother in arms, Senator John McCain, (R-AZ), who blasted the former Senator and Vietnam veteran for being ’soft of Iran’, not agreeing to the ’surge’ in Iraq and basically not following along party lines.  Not surprising, but keeping up the status quo of silly men who are out of step with REALITY on the ground in the 21st century.  I pray he is confirmed, for he is a good man and will be, most likely, as he saw battle, with 5 purple hearts to his credit, on the ground as an enlisted man, one the real troops can rally behind as one of their OWN, for they KNOW HE has their backs.  Have a great week end folks and keep on dodging those wooden nickles thrown about by the likes of FOX NEWS, whose new poster boy is the mad man spokesperson for the NRA, the National Rifle Association, give it up for Wayne Lapierre!  A man who represents gun sellers who don’t seem to understand that people don’t need a 9 millimeter Glock with a clip holding over 30 rounds of ammunition–for ANYTHING, especially when it has been proven time and time again that these weapons do not belong in a civilized society.  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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