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February 27, 2015

“Beam me up!”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 4:17 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, brisk and quite delightful island of Nantucket! Good to be with you on a Friday afternoon, this 27th day of February, 2015, a sad day for all you Star Trek fans out there, this reporter included, for Leonard Nimoy (actor, author, poet, director and humanitarian), passed away at the age of 83 in Boston, his hometown.  A man known around this planet (perhaps others?), as “Spock”. The quiet, confident, well spoken Vulcan known for his quick wit, powerful fighting techniques, mind melding, death defying feats of bravery, logic, super intelligence, compassion, lack of emotion, wisdom and at times a touching, vulnerable half human side.  Who would not argue it was the ‘human’ side that got “Kirk” out of more jams than he would probably ever admit?

He will be missed, saying it all with his last tweet from this earthly plane, “A life is like a garden.  Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory, LLAP” (’live long and prosper!’)…

Like “Spock!” some of us in living in the United States would like to ‘beam up’ or just beam away from all of this utter nonsense going on in Congress as I write these words…  It seems the Republican knuckle dragging fake ‘grass roots tea party’ nut jobs are up to their old tricks, with poor old Speaker of the House, Mr. John Boehner left so punch drunk he is blowing kisses to his many admirers in the audience; all posing as reporters for his amusement?  The funding bill that funds DHS (Department of Homeland Security), for a measly three week extension on what is supposedly the most important item on the GOP agenda–national security–looks like it does not have enough Republican votes in the House of Representatives, most of whom won’t take a hit because they represent ’safe’ districts.  So, the nation may or may not have a fully funded group tasked with watching the collective American back, and if they are doing that job, they are not getting paid for it.  (update: six p.m., eastern, the House failed to pass the bill, so as of 12:01 a.m., America will not have a fully funded DHS, well done boys!  Weekend Update II--U.S. Congress funded DHS for 7 days! Stay tuned all week for more coverage of this nutty GOP caucus; who clearly never had or will have the majority of “the American people’s” best interests in their collective frontal lobes, assuming they have any to begin with. The only interests they serve are those of people like ‘the Koch Brothers’, who are attempting to quietly BUY the Executive via the perfect political puppet in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  A ‘leader’ who views hard working Wisconsin families (in unions or not!) and students in the same “light” as the terror group known around the world as ISIL.

Meanwhile, at the annual (and rather nauseating), “CPAC” get together of the crazies (conservative political action conference)–going on all week folks! Don’t forget to tip your waitresses!–the nation waits to see how Jeb Bush is received by always wonderful, but ravenous group of corporate boot lickers (unbeknownst to most of them; those insane delegates with the glazed, half crazed look in their collective eyes), a group that just loved puppet-on-a-string (copy written), Wisconsin Governor and GOP (Koch Brother puppet) favorite son (at present), give it up for Scott, “ISIL=Wisconsin unions/teachers/university professors/universities/environment/journalist who don’t work for FOX “news”…, Walker!  You Betcha!  As the great Rachel Maddow of “TRMS” always says on her venerable show weeknights at nine eastern, “…watch this space!” Yours, mine, heck, OURS! Protecting that hard fought for democracy with that little letter ‘d’ may just depend upon it!

Have a nice week end folks, hopefully tuning into the “weather report” from our pal from the great state of Oklahoma, Senator James, “global warming is the greatest hoax ever played upon the American people”, Inhofe, who brought a snow ball onto the Senate floor yesterday, ‘proving’ his world renown ‘theory’ that this whole warming of the planet due to our collective spewing of Carbon/Methane and other green house gasses into the atmosphere can’t be true ’cause of this here snowball, ya see!’

And for that bit of Senate theater, I am grateful, even as another bloody pipeline for ‘natural gas’ tries to weave it’s perilous path through the pristine upstate New York forests, mountains and streams, those precious water ways soon to be full of poisonous fracking fluid if something is not done about it.  Today is the deadline for the public comment period for the ‘project’ that is claiming “eminent domain” to destroy just another piece of our precious and irreplaceable wilderness. Proving that PROFIT beats ‘little, ordinary American people’ any old day of the week!   Please Google or log onto “stopthepipeline.org” to stave off yet another ecological disaster waiting to happen in this never ending-the modus operandi--cycle of corporate greed.  One can hear the wild, insane calls for more echoing off of the granite mountains, “profit over people, profit over people, profit over people!”

Ironically named the “Constitution Pipeline”

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 26, 2015

Knock Knock…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:10 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, soon to be snow dusted island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning here on little old Cape Cod–this 26th day of February, 2015–awaiting the storm that has crippled parts of the southern U.S. overnight, turning once warm destinations into frozen turnpikes, devoid of reason or rhyme…

Sounds like FOX “news” now don’t it?

Rachel Maddow, host of “TRMS” (weeknights at nine p.m. sharp, only on MSNBC!), had, as her guest last night, David Corn of “Mother Jones Magazine”, who spoke to the recent threat by TV personality Bill O’Reilly–working as a “newsman” on said FOX channel.  The threat came when David exposed the liar, I’m sorry, “Billo the clown” (credit the great Keith Olbermann), take your pick, for his ‘reporting’ irregularities over the decades, especially the one when Bill was allegedly, according to Bill, “covering the Falklands War from the Falkland Islands…”. Going on to tell other whoppers like, “…yeah, I mean I saw guys in El Salvador shooting nuns in the back of the head…”, or, “…I knocked on the door (to the house where a man was held up after the Kennedy assassination; killing himself with a shotgun), of the house where this guy was, when all of a sudden, I heard a shot gun blast…”, his colleague gasping in horror wheezing out the syllables, “…oh my God!”.

Yes, it was David and another author who brought the world that story a week ago and that kind of honesty apparently spooked Billo, sparking this vicious attack, verbally for now, against a fellow journalist and former colleague.  A great reporter who does not deserve to be threatened by some bombastic a$$hole who is in love with the sound of his own voice going on to tell a New York Times reporter, “…I expect David Corn to be in the kill zone, where he belongs.” Echoed by his original statement of, “…I’m coming after you with everything I’ve got; you can consider that a threat.”

Were you dropped on your head as a child Bill or just born this way?

In this age of ISIL, Al Qaeda, Russian aggression via a cunning kleptocrat (whom many Republicans secretly admire; once a lowly KGB field agent), yes, in this day and age of social media outrage and innuendo, fear and loathing everywhere one looks–least in the eyes of Rupurt Murdoch, proud owner of FOX. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, isn’t that right you old scallywag?  Arrrghhh matey!–indeed, in this insane world, the last thing we need is to have some lunatic man giving the Irish a bad name, threatening civility and the proposed safety assumed by ALL in our sacred and chosen profession of Journalism. I imagine that if Billo had been threatened by a filthy, liberal tree hugger, he would have been up in arms, ready to rumble as it were, perhaps even taking out a contract on the man?  Is this what you mean by a credible threat a$$hole?

“Knock, knock”

Who’s there?

Bill O’Reilly!

Bill O’Reilly who?

Exactly.

p.s., the nuns from El Salvador you lied about, they would like to have a word with you.

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 25, 2015

For immediate release…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:09 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, newly snow covered, freezing cold island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning–the 25th day of February, 2015–here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Watefront(s), eight a.m. on the east coast as we look forward to another frigid one all across the eastern half of this great nation; Spring less than four weeks away!

For immediate release

“I am returning herewith without my approval S.1, the “Keystone Pipeline Approval Act”.  Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.  The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously.  But also take seriously my responsibility to the American people, because this act of Congress conflicts with established branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest–including our security, safety, environment–it has earned my veto.”

Love, President Obama (credit Rachel Maddow; “TRMS”)

President Obama is doing pretty darn good these days, yes?  He’s 3-0 baby!  (credit Joe Scarborough from “Morning Joe”)… Taking out this horrid bill, effectively a pay increase for the Koch Brothers and other billionaire polluters, while not blinking on immigration as the DHS funding ‘thing’ may have been cleared up, Net Neutrality now relatively safe, and this wonderful act on behalf of the environment, yes, it is safe to say we all know who the real leader is Washington D.C. these days

It sure ‘ain’t the blow hard Bill O’Reilly from FOX “news”! You know the guy, “Mr. talking points memo”, or, the biggest bully (clown), that ‘fair and balanced’ network ever had, a real liability if you ask this reporter.  Bill again recently going off his rocker, threatening to kill someone because “they” (the filthy, tree huggin’, liberal media elites), wrote something his highness did not like.  Hey Bill, pick on someone your own size!  I’m Irish and always up for a good fight!  Bill, this week, threatened a great reporter like David Jones (Mother Jones Magazine), threatening, and I quote, “…I expect David Corn to be in the kill zone, where he deserves to be.” Going on to threaten New York Times reporters as well as former CBS colleagues, who have outed him for the fraud he truly is.  Stating, and again I quote from an actual phone conversation where Bill told a New York Times employee that there would be ‘repercussions’ if he felt any of the reporter’s coverage was ‘inappropriate’, “…I’m coming after you with everything I have”, going on to say, “you can take it as a threat.”

“I think the statement speaks for itself”

(credit Charles Grodin in the classic, must SEA film also starring the great Warren Beatty, “Heaven Can Wait“, circa 1978).

Good luck in therapy Bill!

This all blew up because it turns out Bill likes to inflate the truth, or just make it up as he goes along. Take his ‘involvement’ in “The Falkland Islands War” where he apparently told the world he “survived a conflict situation”. Moreover, Bill was also allegedly involved, personally involved, in an active war zone in Argentina?  What, at the Four Seasons bar?

With a whiskey bottle?

One of my favorite meltdown moments of Mr. Bill, “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning, it smells like victory”, O’Reilly (credit the great Robert Duvall in the classic Vietnam feel good movie, “Apocalypse Now”, circa 1979), is from a few years back, please Google if you would like a humorous break for the day. A clip shown time and again by our friend Keith Olbermann (ESPN II), during his then ground breaking show “Countdown”, only on MSNBC...  The video clip reveals a much younger Bill O’Reilly siting down to do the news, but I guess the whiskey was getting a little low in the blood stream, for he launched into his producers something fierce (issues!), yelling at the top of his lungs at the end of the ‘disagreement on set’– “…OK f@ck it! We’re doing it LIVE!”.

No wonder why this country is so divided and messed up psychologically, it is being fed daily poison pills by the likes of a mad Irishman working for an equally mad Australian.  Talking points memo?  Give us a break O’Reilly!   What is your next book going to be about?  Oh wait, don’t tell me, does it involve the word or action kill?  Hopefully your career pulling the wool over ‘the American people’s’ eyes will be on that hit list as well Bill.

Have a nice day everybody!  Reminding friends, family, colleagues and anyone walking the streets to continue dodging those wooden nickles thrown about by FOX news”! Side effects still include, but are not limited to, blurred vision, projectile vomiting, internal bleeding, hallucinations, trouble breathing, trouble urinating, and the overwhelming notion that you, in fact, are the late, great (reincarnated), Ethel Merman! Who famously sings the song we all know and love, “…you’ll be swell, you’ll be great, gonna have the whole world on a plate!  Starting here! Starting now! Honey, every thing’s coming up roses!”

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 23, 2015

Oscar Gold

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:14 am


Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, cool, clammy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on a quiet Monday morning on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), this twenty-third day of February, 2015, another yo-yo weather pattern, as the relatively warm temperatures we have now will plummet into the single digits again overnight, but with the distinct possibility we might get a glimpse of that golden globe called the ’sun’, or at least that is the most current information afforded to this world class website…

Of course, last night was the 87th annual “The Oscars” here in the U.S., Los Angeles to be specific, and with much anticipation, the gold went to “Birdman” in the two big “Best Picture” and “Best Director” categories, hopefully making the great Michael Keaton at least a little happy, as he did not win “Best Actor”, that honor going to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the now award winning film, “The Theory of Everything”. Julianne Moore got the nod for “Best Actress”, for her great work in the film, “Still Alice”, a very well done movie/documentary (almost), regarding the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s, an affliction affecting millions of Americans every year; with a cure hopefully now more in sight than it was before this fine film…

After looking at the rest of the so called ‘movies’ this year had to offer, I must say the most overlooked was a movie from a few years back, one called, “The Trip”, starring well, look it up yourself.  A real trip focused around two blokes traversing across the U.K. on assignment for some food periodical,  presumably as food critics, all while providing it’s audience with some of the very best impressions of British actors, poets, writers, politicians and more this reporter has witnessed since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus… Offering more humor and humanity than most of the films offered to the public this past decade, save “Birdman” perhaps.

For 87 years, the Academy of Arts and Motion Picture Science has been a distinguished and elite institution gracing this great nation, and it is my deepest hope that Hollywood will take a good hard look at itself in the coming decades, creating more human interpretations of this thing we call life on the silver screen… ‘Posting movies that inspire and bring forth deeper meaning, devoid of the monsters and demons, the robots and rogue killers… We have enough of that on the NBC Nightly News every night, now don’t we?  If  “Birdman” taught us anything, it is that Hollywood truly  reflects this weird little life we all share on planet earth–art imitating life, life imitating art–and that sacred sound/sight/ stage should be reserved more often than not for human interpretation and discovery, as opposed to the mad drum beat of war and death,  long on loud and obnoxious, but very, very short on depth, comprehension, communication, education, kindness, love, devotion, heroism and inspiration.  Leaving it’s audiences more angry, confused, shell shocked and stupid than they were before going into said movie theater…

Bring back the movies of yesteryear!  “Back to the Future” indeed!

Have a nice week folks, remembering to go out and enjoy nature, while it is still here!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 21, 2015

A Cardinal ’sin’

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 2:07 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the overcast, still frigid island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Saturday, high noon, the 21st day of February, 2015, another ‘cool’ one out there, temperatures in the low teens, with the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront expecting to pick up a few more inches of snow; a few more winter blasts of that Siberian air pushing south over the North Pole…

So here we all are, a few more weeks and it will be Spring!  But let that not raise your spirits, no sir!  You must adhere to the laundry list of outrages that ‘are trending right now’.  You got your “Obamacare” issues, you got your “the” Ukraine issues, you got your overcrowded GOP presidential nomination process, yup, as well as the “Clinton” watch going on over there…  Then you ‘got your ISIL insanity, plus that well groomed jackass (68,000 bucks for hygiene products?), from Israel coming over basically uninvited by the White House…  Then you move on into the whole issue of whose going to win the Oscar on Sunday and who is “wearing who”, as irony drips from the Red Carpet, stars a shining and flashes a flashin’.

However, the real news of the millennium has been in clear sight since 1976, right under our bloody collective noses all this ‘time’–namely, the FACT the earth is warming exponentially as I write these words, as WE continue to spew Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other green house gasses into the earth’s fragile atmosphere for a century and a half, with no end in sight.  Well, one end comes to mind and to me, and I imagine future generations who wish to have a FUTURE, that is more important than anything else we could possibly be thinking about or acting on (more importantly), ‘at this juncture’…. These future generations are going to be a little more interested come 2016 in what candidate x,y or z is going to have to say about this coming calamity, lo, a cataclysm of biblical proportions.

Like I have said before and I will hopefully say again, 100 years from now, no one, I mean no one is going to give a rat’s ass about who wore who, or what some money grubbing politician did (stole elections!), to become a puppet in “America (during the early part of the 21st Century), the great plutocracy!”

Hey, I could be wrong you know.  I am not on network news, nor do I work for the New York Times or the Washington Post, at least not yet.  I am AWARE however.  And, I truly believe that when the temperatures continue to rise big time and the storms (like the four Boston has endured, 90 plus inches so far in February alone!), get stronger and stronger due to all of that ‘new form’ moisture in the atmosphere due to melting glaciers, arctic ice, etcetera, there is going to be a deafening WAKE UP call, and a whole lot of people are going to look to someone for answers, moreover, who to blame… All while the droughts around the globe get deeper and deeper, causing world famine, coupled with the seven seas continuing to rise to the point where millions upon millions of people will be displaced, forever… Creating panic and mass migrations that will make this pitiful immigration ‘war’ by the GOP seem rather silly, ridiculous and shortsighted, very shortsighted by comparison, yes, when all of that happens, who ‘won Iowa’ will not really seem to matter all that much, now will it?

So be aware my young friends, old friends and friends in between.  The dawn is coming.  We need all intelligent, compassionate, loving and caring hands, hearts and heads on deck for this man made change in the weather…

Have a great Saturday everybody!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 20, 2015

“…where is the LOVE?”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:58 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, frigid, calm island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this February 20th, 2015, a Friday to be sure, as the eastern half of the United States remains in a cold lock down, with temperatures dipping below zero in many locations around New England; the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront temperature readings outside of the Sea Cape Cod studio rings in at 2 degrees Fahrenheit, with more snow and cold in that much maligned local forecast, seemingly with no end in sight…

Although it may appear on the surface counter-intuitive, January was the second warmest month (world wide) on record, so what you SEA on that surface may not necessarily line up with what is really happening on the ground–in reality. Just ask our old pal from New York, former Mayor of said city, Rudy, “blah, blah, blah, 911″, Giuliani, who recently told the world, “…yeah, you know, I ‘tink dat dirty rat Obama don’t love his country so much.  He don’t love you and he don’t love me… I don’t know, maybe he just wasn’t brought up ‘dat way, you know?  Must be some kind of Kenyan ‘ting or somethin’… But I’m sure our young friend here to my right, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, would agree with me when I say, ‘dat Obama character, he don’t love America so much and I know he don’t love me so much either…”.

The niceties and nobility displayed by then presidential candidate Senator John McCain of Arizona in 2008–when a confused woman got up at a rally and asked the man what he thought of then candidate Obama, “…can we trust ‘em? ’cause he’s an Arab”, to wit McCain (presidential) responded, “…no ma’am, he’s not a Muslim, he’s a good man and Patriot; he’s not a Muslim.”–are obviously long gone.  The soon to be here 2016 U.S. presidential race, beginning with those 2016 elections, and all other races therein, will look more like a junior high school playground than a session at the UN.  Fraught with bullies and bushwhackers, bandits and band leaders, this 21st Century ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’ will, (instead of new ideas and inclusiveness), attempt (via the $900 million plus poured into said race via ‘the Koch Brothers’), to pull the wool over said ad naseum “American People’s” eyes once again, hopefully (fingers crossed!), electing a complete, whole and perfect puppet in the form of the pliable and not too bright Walker of Wisconsin, who will complete the coup of the U.S., turning it into a complete plutocracy disguised as a democracy…

Make no mistake about it, this high theater was by design, for who was in the audience that day but men of great wealth and even greater POWER! Men who wish to change the whole concept of ‘what it is to be an American’, bringing forth the plantation concept once again and shunning anyone who dares question authority, let alone military actions overseas.

All while the nation watches Walmart congratulate itself on giving a ‘raise’ to it’s base employees (earning a non-living wage via the national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour), bumping it to $9, with ‘hopes’ of reaching that elusive $10 dollar and hour level by next year!  Bow Wow!  How much money has Walmart really made over the past two decades?  More than I can count.  Just like Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, or any of a number of large, multinational corporations that are poised to take this country over and destroy what is left of our fragile environment.  Tune in to “The ED SHOW” week days on MSNBC, five sharp p.m. sharp, to show you what I am talking about, i.e., what a global oil company did to the people living in and around the Gulf of Mexico; and all of the Wonderful Wildlife therein…

That is YOUR future America if you listen to protagonists like that now sad clown, Rudy Giuliani of New York, whose only function in life now is to spew hate like carbon, feeding the crazies who follow the money, dovetailing with that fake grass roots ‘think tank’ called “Americans for Prosperity”–funded by David and Charles Koch…

I only hope that our friend John Oliver, host of HBO’s very funny “Last Week, Tonight”, does a segment on Rudy Giuliani. You know, the “Why is this still a thing?” segment?  Please? It’s a very funny segment where John and his writers ask the all important, fundamental questions of our time. Such as, “…why is this over the hill politician (with little to no relevance to today’s political power structure), speaking out about OUR fine President Barack Obama, questioning his “Love” for this nation and all?”. 

Where is the love Rudy?

Why don’t you just drink your “Ensure” and play some shuffle board or something, really!  Your hateful queries are not helping and are rather outdated, just like you and your boring 911 story.  How much mileage have you gotten from being “America’s Mayor”? I ‘tink it might be time to cash in your chips, get on a plane and sit by the pool in Boca Raton, perhaps the Marriott?  I know from experience that they have a beautiful pool, a nice work out room, a sauna, a steam room, as well as a well stocked bar, where you can imbibe as much of that 21st Century GOP Kool-Aid you want, leaving the rest of US in peace; not forced to listen any longer to your nonsensical gibberish…

President Obama is doing a better job than your hero, former President George W. Bush, “at this juncture”,  knock on wood, no major attacks on Obama’s watch.  The right wing “extremists” in this country will just have to wait until the plutocrats STEAL the election (God Forbid) come 2016, for they are not in a moral or intellectual position to question the human, patient and intelligent approach this president is taking in the Middle East against violent/extreme hate groups that have used the religion of Islam for their own ends, using beheadings and burnings alike; justified as a means to an end, represented by “the Apocalypse”, ‘praying’ they pull the Americans back into the swamp one final time.  Third time’s the charm!   Fighting men who have hijacked “God” or LOVE in the name hate/death/destruction.  Those two ‘things’ do not mix.   LIGHT and LOVE always triumphs over evil and hate.

‘Twas always thus and always thus shall be…

Have a nice week end folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 18, 2015

High Holy Day!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:55 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, cold, calm island of Nantucket! So good to be with you on this Wednesday morning here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), this 18th day of February, 2015.  Looking out at the giant mountains of snow outside of the office, one may think one is on a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as opposed to the summer destination this little hamlet by the sea really is.

Far away from this peace, is a world in turmoil.  No one needs to tell you that, especially if you are in the news business.  Russia’s aggression in the Ukraine, ISIL and the latest atrocities committed against 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt, and an Israeli Prime Minister who thinks he’s a rock star, yes, it is all quite maddening if one thinks about it for too long.

When an animal is mistreated, abused and left for dead, it usually responds well to love, kindness and forgiveness and to others that have been through similar situations.  Kings, Czars, dictators, kleptocrats, plutocrats, oligarchs–those wielding enormous power–have, throughout millennia of many human civilizations, gone to great lengths to keep the masses in check, to keep them all ‘well informed’ (please see FOX “news”), with innuendos and half truths (again, please Google or buy stock in FOX “news”), if not flat out lies.  Coupled with brutal physical and psychological weapons used against ‘them’ as well.  Thus, by keeping the masses down, the ruling elite can do whatever they pretty much please, until, of course, that all falls apart due to those same masses rising up and demanding a fair shake, a piece of the pie they have been told they would get someday if they only ‘work hard and play by the rules’.

Whose rules?

The unrest in the Middle East is abhorrent to be sure.   But the reality on the ground is simply this:  one cannot bomb or kill their way out of this ideological fight to the death.  Taking in a few moments of “Morning Joe” this a.m.–Mr. Scarborough looking fit with that pine cone shake for breakfast I might add, well done sir!, only on MSNBC (not a paid Ad!)–the panel went back and forth regarding this very question of what to do with this radical, insane, murderous group known as ISIL, a group that does not represent the God of Love I know; nor, I imagine, anyone else on that panel.

Plenty of criticism to go around, many claiming the White House and President Obama not doing enough to ‘kill the bad guy’ when he knows, as a student of history, that we failed in that attempt during the debacle known ’round the world as the U.S./Iraq War in 2003.  For even though we had 100,000 troops in place during the infamous ’surge’ of 2007, we still could not completely wipe out “Al Qaeda in Iraq” (the mostly Sunni group of radical Islamic extremists who eventually ‘evolved’ into ISIL), whose members only numbered in the tens, not even breaking one hundred.

Occupation, occupation, occupation! This outdated/insane modus operandi seems to be the only way out?  That is exactly what former wealthy Saudi Osama Bin Laden wanted. He wished the West to be drawn into an ‘End Times’ battle of Armageddon, as depicted in the Holy Bible (and the Koran?), the book of course cherished by a billion plus Christians all over the world.  His vision was a United States of America broken by war(s), thus doomed economically by being involved forever in these said forever wars that go no where except round and round, a circular firing squad if you will.  Our mighty military industrial complex and the vast cache of weapons therein, biting US back as our own weapons once again end up in hands of ‘the enemy’ which is pretty darn hard to define these days in such a complex 12 dimensional chess game, ‘arming those free spirited Syrian rebels’ who will, most definitely, be the answer to this monumental and dare I say biblical situation we have found ourselves embroiled in once again–thanks “W”!

This young, wonderful nation is being tested again, just as it was in the early 1940’s…  Will we splinter and become paralyzed/polarized as a country (too late, already happening, just turn on your flat/plasma/wrap around/3D 150 inch screen TV machine to see all of the fun and interesting crap going on presently; all that senseless, mindless and short sighted bickering between Republicans and Democrats, p.s., good job with the whole Homeland Security thing fellas, really, great job!), just like our friends in the Middle East (Sunni v. Shiite)? Our goal as an individual or people is the ‘pursuit of happiness’ (credit: Thomas Jefferson), and if you look around you these days there is very little of that going on, ‘except around Palm Springs this ‘time’ of year by gosh, by golly!

So take heart America!  Things are really not as bleak as they may appear.  Sure, the giant, faceless, international corporate oil and gas-global in scale-conglomerates, combined with the bloody coal industry, are slowly killing our beautiful planet for their PROFIT, but at least we have the NFL! Do the poor innocents in Ukraine?  We also have SNL and a bunch of other acronyms I am too lazy to name right now, but believe you me, we have it pretty darn good as a people for the most part.  We, those at the pinnacle of civilization, should stop complaining.  The approach that needs to evolve in this whole ISIL problem will come organically and cannot be rushed by some crazed right wing nut jobs whose only goal before they go off to their heavenly home is to start ‘just one more war’ against the ‘axis of evil’ that is threatening our beloved country, a country that could become Syria in a few years if we don’t begin addressing our own people and not just the Oligarchs who wish to rule over them… Throwing them a scrap of bread every now and again so that they may feel better about going to church, being ASH WEDNESDAY soon and all…

‘From the dust we came and to the dust we shall return’. An Ash Wednesday message?

While we are here, however, let’s try and make it a good experience, for WE, as a collective species, have the KNOWLEDGE to solve all of our problems.  It’s up to that collective US to embrace those that are ‘different’, at an early age nurture and educate them, for they will make you proud someday I guarantee it.  For in REALITY, your brother IS your savior and vice versa.  Food for thought on this high holy day in the Catholic Church.  I pray you all have a great day and remembering to think globally, but ACT locally.  Being kind to ‘the little people’ for you never know when that ‘little person’ is going to be you.

Recalling what Jesus said so many moons ago, “…the first shall be last and the last shall be first”.  If this is end times, don’t you want to be on the RIGHT side of history?

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 16, 2015

“Crossing the Delaware”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 5:02 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, bone chilling cold island of Nantucket! Brrrrr, it is cold out there!  Of course, I don’t have to tell you that if you live anywhere in the northeast or even down south… Mother Nature ‘ain’t playing ’round no more, no sir!  The gloves are off; humans are going to have to real eyes that GLOBAL WARMING is “not a hoax”…

Of course, that does not really bother any of the presidents we honor today, men who have served this country well, at least most of them, with one in particular set aside for this year’s ‘tribute’ to great American presidents’, alive or dead.

George Washington was born on  February 22, 1732 and became the first President of the United States (1789-1797).  He was also this nation’s first “Commander-in-Chief” of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.  He presided over the drafting of the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land.  The Federalists made him the symbol of their party for many years.  The Jeffersonians continued to distrust his influence and delayed building the Washington Monument.  As the leader of the first successful revolution against a colonial empire in world history, Washington became an international icon for liberation and nationalism.  He is consistently ranked in the top three presidents of the United States, according to polls of both scholars and the general public.

What would Washington have done about the horror surrounding the killing group known as ISIL? Hiding behind Islam; nothing more than base evil that has existed since the dawn of time.  President Barack Obama is wise to keep low, below the radar, not allowing for the leadership of the hateful group be the tail wagging the dog, for the great man known as Washington could not have imagined an “I-phone” or a Jumbo jet, so how could our ancient civilization road map, guideline really, i.e. the U.S. Constitution, indeed how could that old, very old manuscript apply to every situation we face in ultra modern 21st Century America?  Some terror, like the terrifying thought of two businessmen taking this country over via a puppet like Walker frightens one even more than the isolated chance of being hit by a stray ISIL bullet.  A country as democratic, just, free and fair as OURS, should not be up for sale to the highest bidder.  And that, my friends, is something I think we ALL can agree upon, well perhaps not all…

Enjoy the day off if you have it!  Otherwise, have a great week ahead everybody!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 15, 2015

Norwary Snow

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:11 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the snowy, strike that, blizzard bound island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this very windy, white out condition kind of day here on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s).  Looking out my office window, 8:07 a.m. eastern, South Street is not visible, nor are the big boats going over to Nantucket.  We are in an all out blizzard once again, with much of Massachusetts being hammered by this winter hurricane, bringing up to 24 inches in some spots…

100 years from now the grand topic of discussion will be, “…what was wrong with the human race in the early part of the 21st Century?  Spewing all of that Carbon Dioxide and Methane into the atmosphere as if it were and open sewer; did they not have qualified scientists to WARN them of the oncoming train wreck that IS GLOBAL WARMING?”

What did they ‘think’ would happen?

I suppose the old adage is true, one cannot reason with a crazy person. The big losers (at the moment), in this race to the bottom, with extinction being the grand prize, are the many wild and diverse animals we love so much on planet earth.  Such as the Monarch Butterfly, who, like the Star Fish in the Pacific Ocean, are slowly going the way of the Dodo bird.

These majestic and beautiful animals, like the Polar Bear, are dying because of man’s folly, paying the ultimate price for our stupidity and GREED. Our willful ignorance and pathetic apathy, stating, “…oh, no Bluto, don’t make US stand up to these lunatic industrialists! We can’t fight, we obviously cannot think for ourselves or really do anything about this coming cataclysm because we are afraid of the mean ‘ole oil and gas lobby in Washington D.C., they are just too powerful!” (credit John Belushi from the iconic film, “Animal House”, circa 1978).

On “Real Time, with Bill Maher”, (only on HBO, LIVE; 10 p.m. eastern), Bill had as his first guest the popular film maker Robert Kenner, whose new film coming out in March, “Merchants of Doubt”, sheds some LIGHT on all of the very naughty activities many ‘upstanding’ corporations have really done over the decades; mostly to innocent animals, plants, water, air, soil and most of all people..

“Merchants of Doubt” was the most talked about climate change books in recent years, for reasons to easy understand:  it tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists (bought by Koch Industries!), and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics & industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades.  The same individuals who claim the science of global warming is “not settled” have also denied the truth about studies listing smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFC’s to the ozone hole.  “Doubt is our product”, wrote one tobacco executive.  “These “experts” provided it.”

Is it sane to keep doing what WE have been doing, say, for the past forty years with the result culminating in a  global climate cataclysm?

The good folks at Koch Industries, ExxonMobil and a myriad of other large polluters think so!

For they are making money hand over fist and to them, the planet’s fate is really none their concern, especially with all of that “doubt” out there!  Theirs is simply the bottom line, lo, the bottom line for the sacred “investors” during another short sighted fiscal quarter. To hell with future generations!

Have a nice Sunday folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 14, 2015

A Nantucket Valentine!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:41 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the beautifully calm, sunny, frigid island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Valentine’s Day morning –Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!–the 14th day of February, 2015, a gorgeous one out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), most definitely that ‘calm before the storm’, as the region braces for the winter hurricane to come…

If you have any last minute thoughts about ‘giving’ a Valentine’s Day care package to someone, even a friend, consider this little “Kickstarter” project.  This artist, someone near and dear to me, has put together a series of children’s books on Maine Coon kittens raised here on little old Cape Cod, Yarmouth to be specific. The kindness and love that went into making these educational books designed for ‘children of all ages’ , is remarkable when one gets the side story about the author(s) and what they personally have gone through, which is self evident when one picks said books up, for the photography alone is worth the price of admission.  To donate to this worthy cause, please log on to        

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15405938/kitten-tales

kitten-tales and those artists will thank you, as well as the children that will receive some  needed LOVE.

Speaking of Love, a prominent New York Times reporter, another ‘reporter’s reporter’, collapsed yesterday at said ‘Times’, with many today remembering him and what he stood for.  Here was a man who came full circle in this short life we all lucky enough to live (they say at the end it’s a blink of an eye), for early in his life he was seemingly caught forever in the web of addiction, but along the way, something profound happened to Mr. David Carr and he became the great reporter and human being that he will be remembered for.  Remembered not so much for the actual ‘job’ (that he never considered as such), but for the life he led.  Opting for kindness and grace, generosity and gratitude.  For we all could use a little of that ‘gift of desperation’ from ‘time to time’, something this reporter knows all too well.  Like David, I almost lost ‘myself’ in the depths of hell only created by choices “I” had made, thus the “blame” was squarely on my shoulders.  Without that grace of desperation, or the memory therein, one tends to forget just how precious and lucky life really IS. To just be alive and not be homeless, freezing outside on Main Street hoping to ‘just get through another day’, like so many of our fellow man does, day in and day out, I am forever grateful and will be for the rest of ‘my’ life…

For this reporter, religion is for people who are afraid of hell, spirituality is for people who have already been there.

Making it all that much more important that I remember that feeling of desperate times; transcending “it” into bliss and LOVE when presented with GOOD times.  Love is the answer and that LOVE is not ‘out there’ for one to attain or conquer, no sir!  Love, they say, comes from within.  And from that eternal well spring of love, joy and peace, one is privileged to GIVE it away freely, for that is it’s purpose and nothing more.  It is LOVE, not money, that makes this little blue rock called EARTH go round and perhaps, someday, in the not too distant future, more than not will come to know and love that FACT.

Have a great day and don’t forget to tune into NBC on Sunday 8 p.m. sharp (eastern), for the “Saturday Night Live” (40th Anniversary Special); a three hour LIVE prime time spectacular airing for all of our loving pleasure, with many a cast and crew from the days of ‘yore showing up for all the laughs and, I assume, some of the tears… The Ghost of John Belushi will be in attendance as well, commenting once again on his “recent” win at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, stating, and I quote, “…I logged a lot of miles to win the decathlon, and I ate a lot of donuts (large tray stacked high with ‘Little Debbie’  chocolate donuts sitting in front of John at the kitchen table smoking a cigarette), little chocolate donuts. These little chocolate donuts have been on my training table ever since I was a little kid.”

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 13, 2015

Winter Blast! (again)

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 1:17 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, spectacular and rather chilly island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Friday morning, the 13th day of February, 2015, a gorgeous one out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s).  Calm now, but wait 36 hours and this liberal reporter–you filthy, tree huggin’ fool!–and every other Cape resident will be battening down the hatches once again, as we are under yet another blizzard warning starting sometime Saturday night, extending until Monday, with Boston and parts of downeast Maine expecting upwards of 24 inches; the Cape & Islands, 18 inches with hurricane force wind gusts…

Who said Global Warming wouldn’t be exhilarating?

So here we all are, finishing up another week of work in the good ‘ole US of A.  Better than living in the Ukraine though, or anywhere Vladimir Putin sets his sights on next.  “Can you say Estonia?” “Sure, I knew that you could…” (credit the late, great Fred Rogers of PBS). The big ‘cease fire’ announced for Sunday in Ukraine is a farce and should noted as such.  Russia does not plan to stop it’s offensive invasion of eastern Ukraine, via the ‘rebels’ backed by Moscow, and if we decide to arm them after this conclusion is reached,  we may be in for more than we bargained for.

Much like the situation now in Iraq and Syria, with the vicious terrorist group ISIL winning ‘on the ground’, for they can hide amongst Sunni population centers with no fear of being outed, as this truly is an ancient ‘no man’s land’ (northern Syria), a place where no real civilization has flourished in 3000 years.  Our entire argument to ‘put boots on the ground’ is insane at ‘this juncture’… it is simply ludicrous and 20th Century warfare tactical thinking, outdated if you please.  This millenniums long war between two sects (Sunni & Shiite), of the same religion, Islam, MUST be worked out between themselves and no one else.  What good is the CIA doing anyway?  Our $561 Billion dollar military budget in the U.S. (dwarfing every other military in the world, in fact, bigger than all the world’s military combined!), must be addressed fairly shortly by our nation as a whole, or it will bankrupt US.  Moreover, we can’t seem to win a war with that kind of fire power and longer.  Did we ‘win’ Afghanistan?  Did we ‘win’ Iraq? 

Did we ‘winVietnam?

No, we did not.  Are the Iraqi people better off than they were say, a decade ago?  Does the average Iraqi feel liberated?  Do they even have electricity?  Is Iraq a quasi failed state?  Do we really have any control of the situation?  President Obama is doing the right thing by punting this dog with fleas back to Congress, asking them to ‘tie his hands’ when it comes to Executive Authority so that he does not make the same mistakes former President George W. Bush made when he tried and failed to rid Iraq of “Al Qaeda in Iraq” (morphing into ISIL), even with 100,000 troops “on the ground”…

All one hundred of them!

So what is the answer?  A new AUMF (authorized use of military funds), strategy to ‘degrade and destroy ISIL’ is a good start; especially with limited time (3 years), and that ‘modest’ price tag (billions upon billions more spent in the desert waste land), or, roughly what we spend on OUR military industrial complex year in and year out.

“If we can’t start a war by golly, we WILL buy one!”

And that is the answer to this 64,000 dollar question.  WILL.  ISIL–no matter how much WE all despise their actions and inhuman “ideology”–have the WILL to move mountains right now, the secret to their success.  The ‘coalition’ of ‘willing partners’ seems vague, weak and unorganized, the polar opposite of ISIL, whose focus is laser like and a WILL as strong as steel.

The United States is NOT the world’s police force, we never really were, we just thought we were after WWII. This country simply cannot afford to be that illusion any longer.  Lest WE, as a nation of free and intelligent people forget, Osama Bin Laden’s goal (with the 9/11 attacks), was ultimately to draw the West, especially the U.S., into a quagmire; pulling them, one by one, into the dreaded, mysterious and deadly quicksand that IS the Middle East in this early part of the 21st Century. With the hope of bankrupting our coffers vis-a-vis the ‘endless wars’ we are seeing today, all while bringing the constant fog of FEAR to the ‘land of the infidel’…

To a great degree, the late, Saudi elite turned terrorist was successful.  How ironic our coalition of willing partners involves the same people who financed that fateful September 2001 morning.  Do we really know who the enemy is any more?  ISIL got it’s start from somewhere.  You can spell that start with the letters m,o,n,e,y, and now we know who that ’someone’ is.  That’s right, Saudi Arabia.  And although a brutal Syrian civil war and a deep drought that sparked famine in 2011 was the main catalyst for ISIL’s growth and notoriety, let’s be cleat that this new ‘endeavor’ in the most volatile and dangerous place on the planet is flawed at best (with ‘friends’ like this), folly at it’s worst.  Most of the common wisdom siding with the latter…

Have a nice week end everybody!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 12, 2015

CBS Newsman Bob Simon; 1941-2015

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:36 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the party sunny, cold and calm island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this twelfth day of February, 2015, a chilly Thursday on the Atlantic, as the region braces itself for yet another blast of winter come Sunday night, Boston expecting a foot of snow, with the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s) bracing for more ferocious winds, making blizzard conditions once again a reality along New England’s southern coast…

Bob Simon, a CBS News correspondent most famous for his work on “60 Minutes”, tragically died yesterday afternoon, after a car accident on the West Side Highway in Manhattan, shocking the world of journalism once again, but this time, goodbye is for real.

“It’s a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News”, “60 Minutes” Executive producer Jeff Fager said in a statement.  “It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times.”

Over a 47 year career at CBS News, Simon earned more than 40 major awards, including 27 Emmys, believed the most ever earned for a field reporter and four Peabody Awards.  Simon’s five-decade career took him through most major overseas conflicts, spanning from the late 1960’s to present.  He joined CBS News in 1967 as a New York-based reporter and assignment editor, covering campus unrest and inner city riots.  Simon’s career in war reporting was extensive, beginning in Vietnam while based in Saigon from 1971-1972.  His reporting on war-and probably the Hanoi 1972 Spring offensive–won an Overseas Press Club award for the Best Radio Spot News for coverage of the conflict.  Simon was there for the end of the conflict and was aboard one of the last helicopters out of Saigon in 1975.  He also reported on the violence in Northern Ireland from 1969-1971 and also from war zones in Portugal, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, the Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia and American actions in Grenada, Somalia and Haiti.  Simon was named CBS News’ chief Middle East correspondent in 1987, and became the leading broadcast journalist in the region, working in Tel Aviv for more than 20 years.  During the early days of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, Simon was imprisoned and tortured by the Iraqi army along with his three colleagues. He later described the experience in a book, “Forty Days”.

Said Simon at the time, “…this was the most searing experience of my life”, going on to tell the Los Angeles Times–

“…I wrote about it because I needed to write about it.”

But Simon, ‘a reporter’s reporter’, was flexible, lending his skills to CBS’s Olympic coverage.  For the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, he reported on the failed attempt of Israeli’s secret intelligence organization, ‘the Mossad’, to avenge the attack on Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, for which he won an Emmy.

He was considered by many, many people as one of the best at what people like him do, report the news.  One always came away with the feeling, after watching or reading one of his piece’s, that you were there.  He forced you to care and to pay attention, bringing the world to America’s collective living room for many years, sadly no more, as that beacon of light is gone forever, with only his work and good example left behind.  Bob Simon, a Bronx born Brandies grad, majoring in history (as well as a Fulbright scholar in France, and a Woodrow Wilson Scholar), will be missed by CBS, for there are few like him, reporters who find the story they want to tell, tell it and then you tell someone else, making it the story everyone is talking about…Simon is survived by his wife, Francois, his daughter, her husband and his grandson, “Jack”, described by CBS’ colleagues Fager and Rhodes as “the Joy of his life, pictures of whom adorned his office.” (credit this report to those folks).

Rest in peace, Bob Simon, rest in peace…

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 11, 2015

Goodbye?

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:21 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, sullen, and rather depressed island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 11th day of February, 2015, a quiet one on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), a Wednesday to be sure, ‘hump day’ for all those working out there in whatever field of endeavor it may be, remembering the old saying–‘keep interested in your career, however humble in may be, for it IS a real possession in ever changing fortunes of time…’.

That could not be summed up any better than in what Kayla Mueller (young American aid worker), said in her last letter released after it became public that her death was official, another senseless death via evil, the defining ISIL trait. The optimistic U.S. aid worker was abducted roughly a year ago, only 26, (still not clear if a Jordanian air strike killed her or her captors). Either way, her death is on that brutal tribe of social misfits come to be known round the world as ISIL, who will, eventually, be eliminated from this earth, for the cancer that it truly is.  Angels like Kayla are with Angels, as like attracts like. May there be a solution to this threat offered up by ‘leaders’ in Washington that does not involve the knee or the word ‘jerk’…

The news was also rocked yesterday, stunned really, when it was announced by NBC News that 11 year veteran anchor Brian Williams would be suspended (six months, without pay), for communicating some misguided ‘facts’ on “The Late Show, with David Letterman”, telling the helicopter story of February 2003, a story that involved him on said aircraft and it being hit by enemy fire.  The sad truth is that this little, tiny, teensy fib (in the grand scheme of ‘things’), pales in comparison to what the former Bush administration did that same year–namely leading this country into a full blown war against another sovereign country who never posed a threat to US; a war that was based on a giant LIE, costing blood: 4400 plus American soldiers dead, 100,000 Iraqi soldiers/civilians dead, countless hurt, invisible or visible wounds.  Plus treasure:  $4.1 trillion when both the Afghanistan and Iraq military expenditures are totaled up and paid for, by said, ad naseum, “The American People!”.

Brain Williams put the “NBC Nightly News, with Brian Williams”, number one in that coveted ‘Walter Cronkite’ 6:30 p.m. time slot for ten years, and should not be remembered for this little misstep, a mistake made at the height of jingoistic pride and an unbridled, rather warped enthusiasm for war here in the U.S., indeed remaining that way for an entire decade, beginning with that spectacular, surreal attack by Jihadists in planes targeting the World Trade Towers in New York City, bringing them to the ground in a heap of dust, twisted metal and concrete, killing over 3000 of our fellow citizens.  A day that seemed to change everything, forever. Many still wondering if terrorists destroyed America’s innocence that day, you know, won the day as it were.  National security is big business thanks to that terror attack so many moons ago, and we have to ask ourselves the fundamental question, are we really any safer from terror?  And if that answer is yes, then the larger, more important questions are offered up for your generational approval–“…can a group of mentally ill men destroy OUR collective LOVE for our fellow man?” Are WE going to let them kill our innocence?  I think not, not ever. Alas, we do live in a completely different world than we did prior to that fateful day of September 11, 2001, a day that no one ever will forget.

But will we also remember what we had prior to said day?

At roughly the same hour yesterday, it was announced on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, with Jon Stewart, by Jon Stewart himself, that he would be stepping down, not today, but this year, moving on to greener pastures as it were.  Mr. Jon Stewart has been bringing the ‘fake news’ to your living room/bedroom for over 17 years now, beginning in 1999 when he took over for Craig Kilborn, who was a former ESPN analyst like our friend Keith Olbermann (who gave up politics for his health, concluding that politics in general, like cigarettes, cause cancer and make your whole body/breath smell bad, taking a job at ESPN and hopefully extending his life for a long time to come!).  Jon Stewart is not gone yet, so I will save my goodbyes till later in ‘the broadcast’, however, I agree with some of the fine folks on “Morning Joe” (MSNBC-weekday morning 6-9), who concluded that perhaps Jon, a friend of Brian’s, helped him out by ‘resigning’ now, as opposed to later, thus deflecting some of the hate coming in from all sides when it comes to this beleaguered NBC anchor, who, lets face it, will probably be happier in the long run not going into “30 Rock” everyday to talk about scum bags like ISIL, whose wicked ‘ideology’ of rampant killings and unspeakable brutality has no place on planet earth…

Good Luck to both Brian and Jon! Many of US, including this humble reporter from Sea Cape Cod, will miss you hope you visit the Cape & Islands this summer!   WE will, as always, leave the LIGHT on for ya!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 10, 2015

Ghostly Dock

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:02 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, frigid, calm island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Tuesday, the tenth day of February, 2015, another chilly one out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfronts(s), probably not a good day for boating, although if you are a ‘crazy, liberal, tree hugger’ like myself, any day out on the big, blue ocean is a good day!  The forecast, however, has something more than just another tranquil winter’s day in mind; by week end, we, Boston, the Cape & Islands, will most likely be hit with yet another (fifth major snow storm in a month), snow maker, perhaps even as big as the first one; we will just have to wait and SEA!

Until then, the media will just have to find something else to be alarmed/outraged about.  How about Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netenyahu? And his planned ‘crashing’ of the U.S. Capitol Building to speak to the World, Israel (elections in Israel in two weeks time), and the American people? Assuming it will be regarding the dangers of diplomacy when it comes to the ‘evil’ and ‘deceit’ of Iran, regarding it’s nuclear goals, is both ludicrous and outdated.  This illogical resistance to sensitive nuclear negotiations with Iran regarding it’s nuclear ambitions (going on mostly behind closed doors, keeping politicians/pundits out of it for the most part until NOW), has prompted real/justified outrage (coupled with the impromptu visit from the Israeli Prime Minister), from U.S. Senators such as Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont; who feel as though the Republicans are once again playing dirty pool, moreover, attempting to place a monkey wrench in talks that have been historic in nature, creating a dialogue between two nations (U.S./Iran), that has been absent for over thirty years, closing in on forty.  As big a deal to this country as former President Nixon’s trip to China in 1972, opening that country up to the West for the very first time.  To not allow this process to go forward–trust & verify all nuclear facilities in Iran; nukes for peaceful purposes ONLY–a process that prohibits Iran from building and possibly using it’s nuclear capabilities for nefarious reasons is simply short sighted and stupid.  And to have an embarrassment like this one go down, that did not need to occur, prompted in a shady back door invite via Speaker John Boehner, just goes to show said, ad naseum, ‘the American people’, just how many knuckle dragging buffoons we really have in Washington D.C., I mean come on!  Who in their RIGHT MIND does not want some kind of a nuclear deal with Iran?  Do we really want another round of bombing, creating havoc once again on a grand scale in the Middle East?  With more “boots” (200,000 plus thousand), on the ground?  Are we mentally challenged?  Do we have a learning disability? (no offense to anyone with those challenges! And please don’t forget Hyannis Port’s “Best Buddies” road race–Boston to the Cape charity bike ride, please Google!–in early May at Craigville Beach– SEA you there!).

With all that going on in the background at yesterday’s press conference, a stoic and stern President Obama met with German Chancellor Andrea Merkel at the White House yesterday, with said news conference naturally following a lunch of bratwurst, knockwurst, Black Forest ham, German potato salad, sauerkraut, lots and lots of Becks Beer, some more brats and a big, beautiful, delicious German chocolate cake for dessert, mmmm; yes, after all that was digested, the tough questions all said and done, Obama and Merkel quietly decided that diplomacy would win and live to see another day in this ongoing war of sanction being waged against the quasi-kleptocrat in charge of Moscow and ‘the Russian Empire’ these days.

That’s right ladies, give it up for one slick, shirtless, ex-KGB officer who kept former Russian President Boris Yeltsin out of jail, that’s right, the one, the only, the wry grinned “man about town” (your town, his town, her town, any town at this juncture really, a nice Ukrainian town say, do you have one in blue? You know, one that might look good with the Russian flag flying from the top of your new bank building for a change, YA?). Please, ladies and gentlemen, for your intellectual pleasure, please give it up for alligator wrestler, large cat whisperer, ever a friend to thugs/criminals the world over, Vladimir, “I don’t have to talk to other humans if I don’t want to, and I don’t”, Putin, who will be in your country all week, well, all year really, you see he is not going anywhere, and it is no longer your country now is it?  In fact, he will have to cut his visit short, as he may be on his way to Estonia, or Latvia or Lithuania by now, so you better keep a close eye on that one, he’s a fire cracker!  He is…  And he will annex your country, just as look at you!  It is hard to say if arming our Ukrainian friends is the answer, but at this juncture, if we are going to have a war, we might as well be fighting one that makes sense.  One where naked aggression really can be harmful to our allies in Europe, who have seen far too many men like Vlad run rough shod over their beautiful countrysides…

Hope you all have a wonderful day and and even more pleasant tomorrow!  Remembering that 2016 is only moments away!  Or is it?  Get out and enjoy the natural world!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 9, 2015

Winter Glory

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:52 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the (broken record(s)), snowy, cold, raw island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 9th day of February, 2015, another beautiful, snowy, blustery day expected here on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by “The Last Great Ice Age”, with many in this region wondering if that ‘age’ had made it’s home right here in New England, the area pounded again with upwards of two more feet of the fluffy, fun white stuff, shattering the record books in these here parts, as yet another snow day was called for the lucky kids in Boston, who care little about Algebra or history on a day like today, opting rather for snow Angels and those white mountains to conquer in the form of an old fashioned sleigh…

I turned on “Morning Joe” a few moments ago, six a.m., only on MSNBC–after a five mile run, a deep meditation, and a healthy breakfast of pine cones/other essential liberal, tree huggin’ hippy nutrients of course–and was struck by the honesty and humanity by those anchors, Joe especially, regarding NBC News’ anchor (a beleaguered), Brian Williams.

Art imitating life once again; with the highest rated U.S. news anchor Brain Williams of NBC becoming the news of late, for it has became widely known in this social media age, that he made a blunder regarding his helicopter experience in Iraq on February 2, 2003, days before ’shock and awe’ became reality in March of that same year…

All about a story he was covering in the moments that led up to that horrible Iraq war, a war that spawned ISIL; indeed, spawning much of the unrest in the Middle East today.  Costing US much in blood (4400 plus American soldiers killed, many more wounded and living with invisible dis-“eases” today, i.e. PTSD; along with over 100,000 Iraqis killed, many of those innocent victims, civilian men, women and children, who never understood why the Americans were there in the first place, her mission not clear to even her…), and much treasure (conservative estimates being 4.1 trillion, if you factor in Afghanistan), making this all too ‘de ja vu’ for even this intrepid? reporter, as that was a fateful year, 2003, one that I will never forget!

Indeed, we ALL, every American, was either directly (military) or indirectly (U.S., Iraqi civilians), affected by the fateful decision to attack another sovereign country based on a LIE. Many lies really, and for what?  What have WE, as a people and once revered Super Power, really gained from that naked aggression based on male ego, testosterone, revenge and greed?  If one reflects on the mind set of that era, since that blue skied 2001 September morning on Manhattan Island in New York and beyond to 2003 and 2006 with ‘the surge’, not to mention the longest war in American history, Afghanistan, one can see how the inflated jingoism could get out of hand, especially when reporting in a war zone.  The fib Brian Williams told David Letterman on “The Late Show”, CBS, during that ‘high (red) threat alert’ period in U.S. history, ‘01-’09, pales in comparison to the LIES told by the George W. Bush Administration, none so egregious as the whoppers told by then Vice President Dick Cheney, whose power blind ambition to take this country down a path that almost caused it’s destruction should be the lie to be damned, not a tall tale regarding ‘enemy’ fire from below vis-a-vis an up and coming anchor of a national news broadcast, being told who knows what by the corporate masters who often times do much of the editing, isn’t that right Rupert, “arrghh matey!”, Murdoch?   You old scallywag of the sea, you…!  “I gotta party with you cowboy! You and me together? Forget about it…” (credit once again, sorry, Bill Murray in the classic film about “Bushwood Country Club”“Caddyshack”–circa 1980).

So hats off to the anchors at “Morning Joe”, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who have a good handle on humanity, honesty and humor.  And even if we come from different ‘points of view’ when it comes to many issues critical to the future of this GREAT country, i.e. not allowing two plutocrats to BUY the WHITE HOUSE and pollute this nation for their own personal gain, one thing is perfectly clear.  Good news talk shows spring from the people who provide them, who create them, who put their blood, sweat and tears into them.  It is a great privilege to speak to the public regarding such weighty matters, war and peace, therefore, one should not deviate from the TRUTH. However, that truth can always be expanded, more will be revealed, in other words.  Ever being on the side of what cannot be altered or changed is always “the best policy”, (that and being kind to all, especially the small and weak, the vulnerable and exploited); perhaps polices that someday will ‘trickle down’ to some of the so called ‘leaders’ in Washington D.C., President Barack Obama excluded, as well as some of that other ‘Christian’ TALK they spew like so much carbon going into OUR atmosphere everyday without penalty, making those RICH industrialist all that much richer, slowly destroying God’s Green EARTH for their PROFIT.

PROFIT over people!

“…And that’s the way it is, Monday, February 9, 2015.” (credit the late, great Walter Cronkite, CBS News anchor 1962-1981).

Have a great week folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 8, 2015

Hyannis Port skiing…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:11 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again snowy, cold island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this February 8th morning, 2015, a Sunday to be sure, and as I look outside my office window, here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), I notice more snow fell over night, with more on the way, going all the way until Tuesday evening.  Snow on top of snow on top of more snow that will culminate in another possible two feet to go with the 4 feet that has officially fallen at Boston’s Logan airport in the past three weeks.  Apparently Denver was blessed with 68 degree temps yesterday; much of the nation feeling ’spring in the air’, however, here in New England, we will feel the coldest temperatures of the season so far after this system passes us by, those temperatures dangerously expected to dip to historic levels by week’s end.  Stay tuned to your local weather forecast for more details, and give a weatherman a hug!  He could probably use one right about now…

So too in need of said hug could be Brian Williams of NBC News. Brain is under fire on the ‘eve’ of the Sunday morning talk shows coming on in an hour or so, with most not saying much regarding the 2003 blunder he made when telling ‘a whopper’ regarding a little helicopter trip he made while covering newly ‘born’ Iraq War.  Apparently ‘his’ helicopter was hit (when it was not), by an RPG from below.  This story was told again and again until one day, out of the blue, someone called him out on it, stating, “…dude, you were not on my helicopter.”

Sadly, this story won’t go away for Brian Williams, despite working for ‘the man’–i.e. the multinational, global in scale, internationally ‘renown’, extremely polished, produced and sterilized, corporate conglomerate owned media megaphone(s). A scrubbed, highly edited, CENSORED (brought to by, “Big Pharma” & ExxonMobil), ‘voice’ that tells you little, while manipulating your emotions, bringing it’s audience into the realm of FEAR as fast and as often as possible, for the expressly written wishes of said Comcast, I mean media corporate conglomerate…

Much like the whitewashing witnessed in the film “Good Morning Vietnam”, circa 1987–with ‘ole Robin Williams sawing right through the middle of all that bull$hit–taking offense at ‘Tweedledee and Tweedledum’ (the morons revising/editing/ignoring FACTS surrounding the folly of the 1965-1974 Vietnam War; 1.3 plus million lives lost: U.S. troops, allies, North/South Vietnamese troops/civilians)–idiots in charge of what American troops were being fed on the radio back then, a war that raged in the 1960’s and early 1970’s; culminating in American diplomats barely escaping with their lives–the ‘Fall of Saigon’ 1975.  A war that took and took and took until it could not take any longer…  Robin, the late, great Robin, or ‘airman’ in this movie, made a statement to the brass and did something about that lack of transparency and FRAUD.  Namely told the TRUTH on air, a big no no in the corporate world these days, isn’t that right Rupert Murdoch?  You old scallywag you!  Arrgghhh Matey!

Yes, despite working for said “man behind the curtain”, Brian Williams did a good job of bringing the masses to the news (for what that ‘news’ was sometimes really worth in the big picture and all), and vice versa. For he did some intrepid reporting and should not be roundly condemned for simply adding a little fib to an already out of control noise machine, I’m sorry, news conglomerate.  Owned and operated (100 percent), by the .001 percent, “the Davos Oligarchy” if you will, where most news these days is one GIANT LIE, or at least a grand departure from the TRUTH, the big picture that affects US ALL!

So good luck Brian and may the Sunday talk shows, especially NBC, be kind to you!  And to the rest of the world, may you have a good Sunday and a peaceful, prosperous and pleasant tomorrow!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 6, 2015

Weak Tea!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:08 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the very cold, calm, and quite sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you once again on this Friday morning–LIVE at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s)–this sixth day of February, 2015.  A happy one to you and yours, with most looking forward to the week end after another grueling week immersed in the perpetual 24 hour news cycle; most of the fine journalists at MSNBC taking a break from the daily grind of fake outrage, horrible acts of violence, or the usual condemnation of anything and everything OUR 44th U.S. President Barack Obama does, says or thinks.  And please don’t forget to mention the scary out of control measles outbreak! For the love of God, could we talk some more about vaccinations and the amazing controversy therein?

Please sir… I beg you sir!  May I have some more measles coverage?

We all know 2016 is a long ‘time’ from now, however, be it known that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is all about this rather foolish attempt to eliminate TRUTH from his dismal record in said blue state where he was elected Governor during that horrible ‘tea party’ revolution in 2010.  A fake grass roots effort funded by the likes of billionaire plutocrats, e.g., Koch Brothers of Kansas, who have an EYE on the WHITE HOUSE.

Make no mistake about it folks, for in that pivotal year, SCOTUS ruled in favor of “Citizens United” (a case targeting the FEC by billionaires, folly that ushered in vast sums of monies (forever) into our electoral process, tainting it permanently until there is a Constitutional Amendment banning that sort of corrupt practice that only acts as an agent to DESTROY democracy with that little letter ‘d’–one that believes, per OUR original U.S. Constitution–that ‘one man (or woman) still equals one vote’.   NOT one giant corporation with the most money takes the White House, no sir!

When that ruling came down, 2016 could be the result, especially if a Republican puppet is elected, God Forbid!  A Corporation becoming KING and placed into that highest and most powerful position on the planet.

If my predictions are correct, and I think that they are, the Koch Brothers and others will put this man (Walker), ahead of a ‘moderate’ like Jeb Bush, a much better choice for the GOP, as he would not be bought by one or two men who plan on the destruction of the environment by eliminating the EPA completely… Also, to keep the masses in the dark, simply take away public education.  In fact, they plan on taking away any and all consumer protections, while simultaneously repealing the newly passed “Dodd-Frank” (common sense financial reform passed after the 2008 Wall Street meltdown that caused the ‘Great Recession’ of that same year, many saying it did not go far enough, claiming the 1933 Glass-Steagall ACT, signed into LAW by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; a law preventing banks and investment banks from doing business in the same building as it were, should have been in the negotiations back when they had the chance in the early Obama years…), LAW, thus creating more and more risk of another financial crisis with the ‘too big to fail banks’, forcing the “American People” once again, to pony up dough to save those ‘important institutions’ as they watch their collective 401(k)’s shrink to O.  All while the international markets tank big time, along with our own, another ‘SHOCK’…

The only person(s) not affected being people like the Koch Brothers and their ilk, who, let’s be HONEST, care little to nothing regarding the poor or the democracy (that afforded them their WEALTH in the first place…); or the environment apparently, as the temperatures continue to rise and seas follow suit in earnest…

Do people in America SEA the TRUTH?  They keep electing idiot boot lickers who only act in the best interests of their masters‘–the ‘man behind the curtain’–the donors who pull the levers of power in this great nation.

A nation that was built on integrity, courage, fortitude and grace; not greed, selfishness, narcissism, cunning and criminality.

Be warned dear U.S. citizens that ‘Citizens United’ has nothing to do with you or yours.  Unless, of course, you are one of the Koch Brothers reading this blog right now, a very good possibility.  Tell me kind sir, do I exaggerate?  This whole thing has always been about suppressing the TRUTH, the vote, or the rights of people to organize and create a union; indeed to stifle the voices of average American people (mostly blind to what is really going on in a political landscape of double speak and innuendo), via some Heritage Action think tank, that leads to some other lobbying office leading to yet another now common crooked elected official in Washington D.C., who has become nothing more than a human puppet– bending to the WILL of the .001 percent who rule this nation now much like an Oligarchy.  Ironic, considering where we came from as a people, a people begging for LEADERS to stand up to these ‘titans of industry’ and say enough is enough!

A good example of this white washing of TRUTH is our pal Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who recently cut 300 million from public education, including one of the best public university systems in all of America, ‘the University of Wisconsin’, for on top of the financial cuts, he also wished to cut out the word “truth” from the school’s charter, attempting to make it just another employee of the KOCH BROTHERS who wish to privatize the whole of the nation, including it’s citizens, making them less of that word than it appears, for by the soon to be abolished minimum wage (if Republicans gained back the White House in 2016), the SCOTUS gutting of the Affordable CARE Act in June, God Forbid, and the ongoing militarization of police forces all around the country; some finding it difficult to comprehend what the ‘end game’ is for these guys?

Or is it?

Oh, I know, it’s POWER, beginning with the banishment of FREE SPEECH, as they gut the rest of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, culminating in a nightmare scenario of a real dictatorship in this great land, for like GLOBAL WARMING, and the devastating consequences therein, this is all happening very subtly; millions distracted daily by stories on “Morning Joe” or “FOX & Friends”, regarding President Obama’s speech yesterday at the annual, “National Prayer Breakfast”, apparently angering old Joe Joe, claiming those on the left are making false equations with radical Islam and the behavior of early Christians, say during the bloody Crusades, 1095-1291.  I don’t know Joe, I would say that religion has played a significant role in the deaths of millions of innocent people throughout the centuries, with “Islam” as a faith, facing an existential and very real identity crisis, with so many interpretations of the Koran at play.  The vast majority of Muslims not being all ‘that religious’ anyway.

So as we debate that, the threat of the death of democracy and economic FAIRNESS, along with social JUSTICE is at stake; all while more of the world’s glaciers melt away today…

Have a great week end folks and remember that this whole thing, this life, is really only a movie… And like ‘they’ say, if you don’t like your movie, you can always switch reels, or parties!  This is not Nazi Germany, at least not yet!  Give that ‘fake grass roots party–ruled by members of ‘the Heartland Institute’ –a chance! Hell, with Chief Justice John Roberts in charge of the Supreme Court of the United States, anything is possible!

Sprechen sie Deutsch?

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 3, 2015

Frozen U.S.(fiscal/monetary policy) tundra…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:15 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the frigid, calm, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this ice cold Tuesday morning, the third day of February, 2015, a bone chilling one outside the studios at Sea Cape Cod! Indeed, temperatures down at ye ‘ole Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s) are hovering well below zero if you factor in the wind.  It’s a darn good thing we are lucky enough to have U.S. Senator James, “global warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the American people”, Inhofe (R-OK), keeping an ‘eye to the sky’ for all of US! He is, of course,  the current Chairman on the U.S. Senate’s committee on “the Environment and Public works”, a statement that I think speaks for itself!  The real hoax and joke has already been played on said ‘merican people… For to put that CLOWN in charge of anything (save the Senate “men’s room”) is a classic example of putting a wolf in charge of keeping an ‘eye’ on the hen house…

This is, of course, just a symptom of a much larger problem this U.S. democracy is facing, a democracy with that little letter ‘d’ we all keep reading about!  The great U.S. President Barack Obama (history books will prove, the real one’s, you know who you are!), is fighting once again to pass a common sense budget that will help the vast majority of people here in this country, offering tax breaks to the crumbling middle class, while raising taxes on those folks who have benefited from the voodoo (trickle down, circa 1980), fiscal and monetary policies of the GOP over the past three to four to five decades; perhaps even longer than that, but that’s a ‘blog’ for another day.  U.S. corporations have literally stashed 2 plus Trillion dollars overseas, the real cheats, thereby prompting the president to take action by asking foreign earnings of said corporations doing business overseas to pay 18 percent.  Too much to ask say the GOP, especially considering that money will be going to repair our crumbling infrastructure system; requiring around 500 billion to fix.

Gee, if all those dead beat corporations were dead beat dads they would be thrown in jail would they not?  But here in good old, ‘not your grandfather’s GOP‘ land, one can get away with just about anything on Capitol Hill, especially being a bloody hypocrite, banking on the blind ignorance/uneducated reality of the vast majority of people in this country who are under-informed, dare I say poisoned by the likes of FOX or Rush Limbaugh.  Evil plutocratic pitch people who dupe mostly white, undereducated males into voting against their own best interests, thereby keeping the vicious cycle of poverty going on and on and on.  Just  like the horrible, mind numbing programming provided to the American masses every morning on FOX & friends, what are your thoughts Rupert?

Even though Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is a liar and a hypocrite, he must somehow ‘work’ with President Obama on this groundhog day showdown over a reasonable budget, as Republicans offer up what UC Berkley economics professor Robert Reich describes as, “…an Orwellian edifice of hypocrisy; it’s well beyond the normal range of hypocrisy.  I mean if people WAKE UP to the FACTS of what these people are actually proposing, they would be utterly stupefied and amazed…”.

Take another Republican from Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker, considered the talk of GOP crazy town right now, the “man with the plan”. After Mitt left the stage, it seems the billionaire political activists’ Koch Brother’s newest toy, well, an old worn out toy that is about to get a makeover, filled that vacuum in less than a day… That’s right, it’s “Mr. exciting and sexy”, Wisconsin’s favorite son and puppet–Governor Scott Walker–who is all about that bass, slashing 300 million from Wisconsin public schools while giving 200 million to his corporate buddies who want to build a a new “Milwaukee Bucks” basketball arena, tax payers picking up the tab with yet another bond.  Building an arena that serves not the tax payers who can afford to go to a Bucks game, for the pricey tickets don’t really jive with a dead end $7.25 job.  A job that is going nowhere, just like many like it, as unions all across Wisconsin were among Walker’s first victims these past few years, all while his governorship was recalled by the very people who elected him.  Add that skeleton to the story of his old staff from Milwaukee, who are wearing orange jump suits right about now while their former boss is being flown out to “CALY” for a meeting with his new master plutocratic puppeteers–”the KOCH BROTHERS”–who will, mark my words, try and get this CLOWN/bully elected to the highest office in the land.  YIKES!

WAKE UP AMERICA!

“…the greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing mankind he didn’t exist, and like that, he was gone.” (credit the dark film starring Kevin Spacey, “Usual Suspects”, circa 1995).

Dark money indeed!  We shall SEA folks!  Beware and keep your eyes open!  FOLLOW THE MONEY! There is a whole lot of corruption going on under the surface, what with 900 million thus far in the race, no accountability or civility!   The political jockeying by the right, crazy shenanigans ongoing 24/7 with the all consuming plutocratic 2016 U.S. presidential horse race is going to be fun to watch.  But please, do not allow slick Madison Avenue Ads fool you Wisconsin/America!  Please don’t let that KOCH money blind you and yours to the danger of electing someone like a Scott Walker.  He would take this country down a path it does not want to go down, believe me.  Just take a good look at what he did and is doing to the great state of Wisconsin, especially to the unions, women’s health, voter suppression and “John Doe” in Milwaukee.  He has already disqualified himself to be president and I pray the whole of the ‘left wing media’ will shine a bright, white hot spot light on this guy and WAKE UP the masses to make sure they elect a DEMOCRAT come November of 2016…

Have a great day and week ahead folks!  Ever steering clear of those rotten wooden nickles thrown about by FOX “news”, side effects still include projectile vomiting, internal bleeding, cramps, night sweats, blurred vision, hallucinations, crippling paranoia and of course, delusions of grandeur… beyond the normal Rupert Murdoch hacking of the Royals.

Ta Tas!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

February 2, 2015

NE Pats #1!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:09 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the snowy, windy, cold island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday morning, the second day of February, 2015, “Groundhog Day” here in the United States, as New England braces for yet another winter storm that will allot another foot of snow to Boston proper; a little more to the north, a little less to the south, with temperatures expected to drop into the sub zero range by this time tomorrow, “…did you want to talk about the weather or just chit chat?” (credit, once again, the classic film, “Groundhog Day”, starring the great Bill Murray & Andie Macdowell, circa 1993)…

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions once again today as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 last night in Phoenix, Arizona, a really exciting barn burner of a dream NFL match-up that lasted right up until the last second, culminating with a New England rookie corner (Butler), intercepting Seahawk’s Russell Wilson, essentially winning the game for the Patriots with time running out, as Seattle was about to score a touchdown and go ahead for good.  Miracles do happen…

Tom Brady was the MVP, throwing four touchdown passes to go along with his four Super Bowl rings, a feat only done by one other quarterback, another favorite of Sea Cape Cod, San Francisco 49′ers Joe Montana, who also won four Super Bowl titles before retiring in style on the left coast.  Many, including this reporter, drawing comparisons and analysis as to who is the very best of all time? (p.s. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a lot to do with that success, his coaching placing him in the record books as well, being the only other head coach to win four Super Bowl titles).

For right now, both (Tom Brady and Joe Montana) equal in my eyes; both winners of the highest order!

Congratulations to all the fans in the New England area too, men, women and children (and pets!), who live, breathe and die for their New England football team who has, since owner Robert Kraft took over fourteen years ago, been of fire, appearing in six of those Super Bowls winning four.  Congratulations and thank you to Bob Kraft, may you continue to have much success sir!

There is little doubt about the greatness of this team, despite the ‘controversy’ involving a game where the Patriots blew out there opponent by almost forty points!  I thought that was put to bed the other day, Matt Damon and other “Southies” taking the fall for those ‘deflated’ balls!  So let the haters hate, but let that not blind you from the JOY that comes from WINNING big time against all odds!  Cheers!

So to all of New England Patriot’s Nation, especially right here on little old Cape Cod, may you celebrate the day and the win; it was ‘wicked awesome’ and may there be many Happy Returns!

Have a great day and week ahead everybody!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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