Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again snowy, cold and somewhat blustery island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Saturday morning, the 31st day of January, 2015, just finishing up my cartoons at this early hour–a baby whiteout once again at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s)–thank alien technology for DVR? Did I say cartoons? I mean “REAL TIME, with Bill Maher”, exclusively airing on HBO Friday nights, LIVE, ten p.m. pacific, seven p.m. eastern, where he had the great Mel Brooks on to make US all smile! Thanks for the genius of all your work sir! You too Bill! p.s. I used to love watching cartoons as a kid on Saturday mornings, and now your show has replaced that glaring gap in my life in a big way; seeing you have Wile E. Coyote (any tea party candidate or politician in the U.S. presently), on every now and again, telling US all what a ’super genius’ he is, all while simultaneously a giant freight train (climate change) is about to run him over; feebly closing the little pull curtain (as the massive train hurtles towards him at increasing speeds), denying it’s presence, all happening in the cartoon board room he is presently trapped in, a room going nowhere (21st Century, “not your grandfather’s GOP), save away from common sense, compassion, and REALITY!
Well, it’s Super Bowl week end and everybody is getting in on the act, including our pal Mitt Romney, who broke the news that topped ‘Deflate-gate’ for a day, news regarding the fact he has decided to drop out of the 2016 U.S. Presidential race. A shocker to many, stating he could win the nomination, but, well, he knew it would have been an uphill battle.
Personally, I actually like the man and wish him well, although I don’t agree with that whole “corporations are people too, my friend…”, comment a while back. Especially considering they, the corporation, get all the benefits of ‘being a real person’, while avoiding any of the liabilities. Just ask the Koch Brother’s, they’ll tell ya! You Betcha they will! WE, as a collective consciousness of democratically ‘ruled’ people in the U.S., must wake up to the fact that democracy is under threat by a financial coup-d-tat, thanks to SCOTUS 2010 “Citizens United” decision and many other GOP tricks used and cleverly disguised to literally BUY the Executive come 2016!
WE, the lucky few, who actually KNOW a thing or two of what is really going on in this “too big to fail” economic society enslaving people daily, have an obligation to educate the masses as to what is actually happening with our outrageous campaign finance laws, laws that will prove to be the undoing of OUR 238 year old democracy with that little letter ‘d’ many have died preserving! A warped GOP mentality of ‘hell no you can’t!’ (credit Speaker John Boehner), when it comes to helping out the struggling middle and lower classes, all while keeping healthy the status quo of a rigged banking, tax, social, educational, well, you name it, system that rewards primarily only those at the very top, leaving the vast majority of the U.S. population living from pay check to pay check, twisting in the ever increasing winds of our time…
And that is just the middle class. Like Bill Maher said on his show last night, the aging middle class of the 1950’s and 1960’s is really an anomaly in this vicious 21st Century game of cut throat capitalism. Whose modus operandi is simply PROFIT over people; a maniacal system of reasoning that will decay said country from the inside out, and knowing there is no honor among thieves (multinational corporations who pay no U.S. taxes via the many loopholes one could drive a Mack truck right through the middle of), well then, you got your self a problem Houston!
Having said all of that, I applaud Mitt for his recent statements about the middle class, moreover the plight of the poor, hopefully recognizing what Jesus himself said so many moons ago, “…what you do to the least of me, you do unto me.” So may your days in Utah, California, Boston, New Hampshire and points unknown be good to your and yours Mitt! Perhaps this evolution towards addressing the needs of ALL our citizens will (a thriving middle class boosts overall GDP, top 1 percent gain$ even more in healthy, safe economy), be some kind of counterweight to the nearly 900 million being poured into 2016 via Koch Industries, where two brothers wish to BUY the WHITE HOUSE via dark money–501(c)(4)’s–that no one knows about. Adding a parting zinger of a FACT that these ‘entities’ don’t pay any taxes! The whole thing is tax free because of it’s ‘non-profit’ status! WOW!
But enough about that Star Wars future episode for the moment. Sea Cape Cod would like to offer you, Mitt Romney, and the world at large, a poem of sorts, a Sea Cape Cod original, entitled, “An Ode to Mitt”. So without further adieu, I give you said poem and may I also say to any and all who may have suffered reading this out there, may you have a great day and an even more pleasant tomorrow!
An Ode to Mitt
There once was a man named Mitt,
whose foreign/domestic policies just didn’t fit.
Try as he may, the hard right wing did say,
“…his ‘16 presidential bid would never, ever carry the day!
In good times and bad, Mitt’s corporation ‘Bain’; was always set out on the right side of the rain…
Fired workers, quite mad, at the fact they’d been had.
The Bay State was covered,
thanks to a Heritage Foundation remarkably quite unencumbered…
A fate that proved quite bane,
at least for that (’16) potential president’s car port weather vane!
And so ‘Happy Trails’ to Mitt and his kin,
may your days be ever filled with the JOY, that comes from within!
“Park City’s hills are alive with the sound of music”,
when you no longer hear,
that sad, sad song sung on FOX,
year, after year, after year…
So alas we must part,
but before we do go,
please educate dear readers on some insights they should know?
Such as, “…how does that Mormon Temple glow?”.
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M