Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! So good to be with you and yours on this Wednesday morning, the fourteenth day of September, 2011, another beauty on Cape, as we will again see temperatures in the upper 70’s with abundant sunshine…this is what I speak of when I tell ‘ya’ll’ that visiting Cape Cod this time of year is the way to go…so once again, “come on down and visit US, we’ll leave the LIGHT on for YA!”. Some staggering numbers came out yesterday, via the AP, Associated Press, regarding the number of Americans who are in poverty. As of yesterday, 1 in 6 of our fellow citizens fall below that poverty line, or 46.2 million people, real people, or, as Keith Olbermann put it last night, the amount of people in the states of Colorado and California combined. To break those numbers down further, by category, so to speak, children went from 20.7 percent to 22.0, Hispanics went from 25.3 to 26.6, Blacks went from 25.8 to 27.4, and the elderly remained unchanged at 9.0. Why did the elderly population remain unchanged? Social Security. You know, that Ponzi scheme set up by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the President who famously tried to cover up his devious ponzi plan by saying, “no longer will seniors be left out in the cold…” Keep on talking Rick, “who are you really?”, Perry, as you did receive some high marks for stating after the CNN debate a few days ago regarding the Ron Paul comment on letting an American citizen DIE if he did not have health insurance, stating, “we are the party of LIFE, we outta come up with ways to SAVE lives…”, begging the question, ‘does that include all of the prisoners you executed in Texas during your tenure as Governor, all 235 of them?’. On the one hand you oppose this libertarian view that ‘we are all on our own’, rejecting the notion that we should leave uninsured people to die on the VINE, yet cannot seem to come to grips that you sir, may have put an innocent man to death. Kinda hard to square that with your maker, is it not? Pray on it, as you are so fond of saying… On “Countdown, with Keith Olbermann” (airing every week night at 8 and 11 p.m., EDT, as well as 7 a.m., noon, I believe, and well, just check your local listings, you will be glad you did) last night was an Angel from USFREECLINICS.US, who spoke to the great need that IS out there for people without insurance. This reporter was an insurance executive, large employee benefit programs, directing the designing, implementing, well, you get the picture, and I worked all over the country. I can assure you, the only PONZI scheme that is going on right NOW in this country are those who are knee deep in the corrupt FOR PROFIT insurance industry, that has become, as of thirty years ago, a monopoly that profits in a system that has failed it’s citizens in epic proportions. As you look to where, should you be so fortunate to have money to GIVE, you should donate your money, think no further than Somalian refugees, fleeing a war torn, FAMINE to the shores of Kenya, where all 12.5 million of them are in dyer need of food, water and basic medicine (to help Google OXFAM or savethechildren.org), for that will dovetail nicely with a lesser known tragedy happening right NOW on our soil, yes, right here in the US of A, where real live human beings, who are vying to become the next President of the most powerful nation on earth, are actually saying out loud that anyone without health insurance should DIE. My, my, my. Whatever happened to that ‘kinder, gentler America’, that our 41st President George H. Bush spoke of twenty some years ago? I will tell you what happened to her, she was replaced with a ‘kinder’, ‘gentler’, grenade launching, polo shirt wearing, private contractor hand, answerable to no one, even though the American people pay his salary. I’m talking to you BLACKWATER, or the fake name of Xe, for those dumb enough to buy into their propaganda, and I’ll tell you something, Mr. Prince, the principal owner of that nasty operation, we all know you are laughing all of the way to the bank. For recently the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO, released a study yesterday that concluded that private contractors who have taken over the war in Iraq and soon to be Afghanistan now number in the hundreds of thousands, all, again, on the tax payer’s tab, at a cost to US being two thirds MORE than their federal employee counterparts, i.e. American soldiers in our traditional military. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who warned us of an impending ‘military industrial complex’ in the late 1950’s, would be spinning in his grave if he were not in Heaven laughing at our lack of fight back on this one. According to Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who appeared on the Rachel Maddow show last night, said, “we have lost over 60 billion dollars in waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan”. The POGO study stated, “…our findings are shocking–POGO estimates the government pays billions more annually in tax payer dollars to hire contractors than it would to hire federal employees to perform comparable services.” Eric Prince, your name does not suit you sir! Moving right along, the President will be in North Carolina today, to drum up support from the AMERICAN PEOPLE regarding his “American Jobs Act”, a modest proposal that might just help out his nemesis, Mitch, “the mouse“, McConnell’s (R-KY) own state, as one of their main bridges, that is linked up with the Interstate system, is about to fall down. You know what they say Mitch, “You build bridge, bridge fall down, NO partial credit!” An old engineering joke I heard in college, and as the constituents of that great state of Kentucky face what was once a 15 minute commute to work turn into a two hour odyssey, with gas prices only going up, I wonder how long that mouse will have his job. Of course, the other moron in the Senate with old Mitch, the ’still in the closet racist’, you know, Ron Paul’s son, I won’t utter his name on this site, will say if, God Forbid, that Bridge falls down and hurts a whole lot of people, again, will say, “it was God’s will” or something to the like, stating, “that’s what Freedom is all about, taking the risks, and to hell with everybody else…” 38 other Senators might, all of the republican variety, as well have said the same thing these jokes all stated at that CNN debate the other night. As 38, count them, 38 Senators voted AGAINST the disaster relief package that was finally passed, after a pathetic filibuster, by congress to help out people who were hit so hard by say, Hurricane Irene, a storm so fierce that it took out entire towns in my adopted home state of Vermont, leaving route 4 looking more like Afghanistan than my little green mountain state in the northern part of New England. Give US a break! I will repeat once more the cry ALL of US should be saying at this juncture, ‘what planet are these guys from anyhow?’. To once again quote our buddy Carl Spackler, Assistant Greens-keeper at Bushwood Country Club somewhere in the United States of America, as he speaks to the unruly rodent he is trying to kill, the Gopher, “OK, that’s it, I guess the gloves are off now, I guess the kidding around is pretty much over, I think it’s time I pumped about 15,000 gallons of water down there to teach you (the “American people”) a little bit of a lesson, is ‘dat it, I think it is…!!”, (credit the classic film, Caddyshack, circa 1979, and the incomparable Bill Murray). Have a nice day folks and remember FOX NEWS ‘is not offering any alibis, as you stare into the vacuum of his/her eyes’, Rupert Murdoch’s eyes that is–arrrggghhhhh matie! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
September 14, 2011
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