Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny island of Nantucket! It is great to be with you and yours on this Monday morning, the twenty-ninth day of August, 2011. We here on the Cape are fine, if you were curious, however, my good friends in the other adopted state of mine, Vermont, are not. The Winooski River is raging, as Hurricane Irene exited this area and traveled north, with the eye of the hurricane passing directly over Manhattan, a very large eye, that I witnessed myself, sitting at the ‘top of Hyannis Port’, a little hill that looks out over Nantucket Sound, cradled in the arms of Saint Andrew’s Church, directly next to the Hyannis Port Golf club, a golf course that President Kennedy once played with many distinguished dignitaries that, like our own current President, attempted to ‘work out their differences’. The eye of the storm passed, with warm sunny, blue skies above, only to be taken out by the back of Mother Nature’s wrath of what we are surely doing to her being. Call me old fashioned, call me crazy, but don’t call me late for dinner. Doctor Jeffrey Sachs was a guest this morning on “Morning Joe”, a fun fact show that tells ‘all the people’ what’s up, and I was impressed with his stand for what global warming really IS and how ‘we’ in the media don’t really seem to get the BIG picture. The big picture is happening RIGHT NOW and if you need to get gonged on the head to see that, well, you are in luck, for the more important story on that fabled show, previously mentioned, “Morning Joe”, brewed by Starbucks, really?, was our former Vice President, Dick Cheney’s new book, “In My Time”, a memoir where he defends everything from war criminality, to his own ego that is out of proportion with our TIME! WE are sick and tired of the military industrial complex that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned US of in the 1950’s, and the time for PEACE is NOW. Our priorities are so far out of whack in this country for one reason and one reason only–GREED! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, DICK! There are some of US citizens who can still read and think for ourselves and for that, I am eternally grateful. Men like Dr. Sachs, who actually stated on national television the TRUTH, and I paraphrase here, “if you look at the severe drought in Texas, and the increasing violence of these storms, that are getting stronger by the season, and are still in DENIAL, then either you are an Ostrich with you head in the sand, BLIND, or just plain stupid. Or worse, an evil bastard who does not care for human lives who are not part of your country club.” Sorry, Dr. Sachs, if I added a little vinegar to the mix, but your courage and point was well taken and appreciated. Have a wonderful week ahead everyone, and remember to look at this image you see above you, an image that still reminds US all what is STILL RIGHT, and GOOD, about the United States of America. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~
August 29, 2011
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