Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the stormy, thunderous and very wet island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning, around 7 a.m. eastern, the 16th day of October, 2014, as we here in Hyannis/Hyannis Port are expecting torrential downpours today that much of the nation has already felt–excess moisture in the atmosphere has got to go somewhere you know, the LAW of gravity and all…
“…But us Republicans, hell, we don’t believe in any of that namby, pamby global warming nonsense now do we? Just ask outgoing Republican Senator Pat Roberts from the great state of Kansas, he’ll tell ya!” That may as well be the rallying cry of this anti-logic ‘party’ that has no one’s interests in mind save someone who thinks, ‘leads’ and most importantly ACTS like a Mitt Romney, who was in Massachusetts recently, one of his home states, at the Lenox Hotel in Boston, heading up a fund raiser/rally for the Republican candidate for Governor of this great state, Charlie Baker.
A joke just like Romney, but a joke that has gained a whole lot of power in the past few decades, as the overriding ‘vision’ of this ‘not your grandpa’s GOP‘ (creating a plutocracy, while the Republican puppets working for Charles Koch and the rest of those interested in world domination, ’shrink government down to the size where one could drown it in a bathtub’–credit Grover Norquist, tax henchmen for said plutocratic order), takes out one more social safeguard, like the NIH or the CDC, in the U.S. government arsenal to fight say terrorists or a deadly infectious virus. Do they just hate people?
Or just poor people…?
President Obama (doing an infinitely better job than “Mitt” would be doing ‘at this juncture’–credit George H. W. Bush) addressed the nation at the White House yesterday regarding this Ebola scare here in the States, calming fears about the contagious reality (very, very low), while stating that he would make sure a “S.W.A.T.” team of health professionals would descend upon any hospital that sees a potential patient who is exhibiting signs of the disease. All while explaining to the international community that this is ALL of our responsibility, and we as a human race need to tackle this problem at it’s source, namely in the country of Liberia where the Ebola virus has taken 4000 plus lives, one here in the U.S., with two new cases confirmed at the hospital treating the late Mr. Duncan of Liberia. The nurses who were infected were not wearing proper gear, with one nurse coming on “The Last Word, with Lawrence O’Donnell” (MSNBC, weeknights at ten p.m. sharp) explaining what we all know to be true–PROFIT over PEOPLE once again…(the definition of a vote for the 2014 GOP), for it seems that not only are poor people expendable in 2014, but so are nurses, who are, as the spokesperson states, “…thrown and sacrificed on the alter of profit”, using base medical tape to cover their exposed skin to the deadly virus…
This is a perfect example of WHY one should not vote against one owns best interests this coming November 4th, these very important 2014 Midterm elections, i.e. voting for anyone with an ‘R’ next to their name.
And as one goes further, into 2016 elections and beyond, as we are all forced to do if one subscribes to any kind of cable or satellite, yes, if one is inclined to read those tea leaves, one could conclude that ‘ole Mitt, “corporations are people too”, Romney and Hillary Clinton will be the respective nominees come November of that far off year. Both being in the same state on Wednesday, campaigning for either the Democrat or the Republican, may be an omen, either good or bad, depending upon your viewpoint, as the office of the President of the United States becomes that lightening rod that brings change this country needs so desperately.
Change from a rigged system that pays out for the crooks (Wall Street CEO’s), and leaves the rest of US twisting in the wind! (literally and figuratively).
Don’t take any more wooden nickels from FOX folks and keep that ever watchful eye to the sky. And if you really want to know what is going on, read Naomi Klein’s new book, “This Changes Everything”, a nice bookend to her other light coffee table book, “The Shock Doctrine”–an in depth look at Capitalism, Chicago and Chile and how creating cataclysms (the mother of all being GLOBAL WARMING) is, to quote Martha Stewart, “…A good thing” for the shareholders of ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell or anyone who profits over people in general…
Make no mistake about it. These people are not stupid. Most, like Mitt, believe that some kind of global ‘warming’ is going on out there in the real physical world we all share and live in, but, like our pal Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put it in his debate with the very good Allison Lundergren-Grimes (candidate for U.S. Senate) the other night in Kentucky, when pressed about global warming–”…I’m not a scientist”– going on to say, “…I also do not possess a heart. Like the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz”. So I quit the race and I’m off to SEA the wizard, for the crocodile tears I cry only serve to rust my outer core…”.
Did they buy that?
Ask the man behind the curtain in November Mitch, ’cause if ya’ll get your wish, and God Forbid you do… If ‘ya’ll gain control of the U.S. Senate come this November the 4th, just remember that it IS a hollow victory. For eventually the history books, the REAL ones, will prove you are all full of hot air, matching the air outside of your office. As this nation and indeed the world at large WAKES UP to the reality on the ground. In Ferguson, Missouri, at the Texas Health Presbyterian, and in everyday America where the nation’s fabric looks more like a brightly flashing corporate neon sign by the side of a lonely Interstate highway than “Little House on the Prairie”. Little in the way of real LOVE, but heavy on the profit over people (A Wharton Business School modus operandi!), as fracking fluid continues dripping, via an ever present IV, into the veins of the America we once knew…
On November 4th, 2014–VOTE!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M