Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cold, rainy, wind driven island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Thursday morning, March the 1st, 2012, a wonderful day of rain, wind and cold temperatures as a winter storm makes it’s way through the region, a rain event on Cape, but a little to the north, such as Portland, Maine, upwards of 14 inches of snow will have fallen before this thing quickly exits out to the open Atlantic. This is the same system that spawned twenty tornadoes over the Midwest overnight, with Harrisburg, Illinois receiving the Lion’s share of nature’s wrath, destroying large swaths of that town, killing six people and injuring over one hundred, as the tornadoes flipped eighteen wheelers as if they were toys, ripped apart a Walmart and flattered houses like pancakes. The world lost a great performer once again yesterday, as Davy Jones, a member of the famous sixties band, “The Monkees”, passed away of an apparent heart attack at the age of sixty six. Even though critics dubbed the band as a fab four rip off, Davy and the rest of the Monkees put out hit after hit, including “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Day Dream Believer” just to name a few. He will be missed. God speed Davy, God speed! On a lighter note, the TIE that was the Michigan republican primary, as both Romney and Santorum picked up 15 delegates each, rolls on to the upcoming ‘Super Tuesday’, where Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio and several other states will participate in the largest delegate grab yet, leaving all of the ‘excitement’ over this tortuous republican nomination ‘up in the air’. However, the smart Irish money, Intrade, is still 82 percent ‘on board’ with old Mitt, as the republican establishment breathes a sigh of relief, thinkin’, “…gosh, I sure hope all of those new tough voter ID laws set in over a dozen states by republican politicians recently does the trick in shaving off perhaps four or five points from Obama come November, ’cause when ‘the American people’ (credit Mitch McConnell, R-KY) find out what we’re really up to, well, let’s just put it this way, I don’t think they would elect us as city dog catcher, let alone, the leader of the free world! True enough Mitt, true enough. Of course, WE don’t live in that bubble that is the beltway media and Capitol Hill in general, as it IS a big world out there, although getting smaller by the moment. Tensions mounting with Iran, humanitarian outrages in Syria, the ethnic cleansing in Somalia and the troubles of Afghanistan pale in comparison to the non-existent policies that a, God forbid, President Mitt Romney would bring to the table, policies that would only serve to bolster the GRAND CANYON that exists between the two Americas, a FACT very few journalists wish to tackle, for if you take a good look around middle America, the south, the west, or even ’snobby’ New England, you WILL see that people, real live human beings, are hurting, and this fake leadership of a PLUTOCRAT like Romney is a JOKE, a joke of the highest order! Have a nice day folks and keep on avoiding wooden nickles offered up by FOX “NEWS”, they are made of wood because their words hold no iron, only irony...instead, why not check out Danny Devito’s new film, a Dr. Suess classic “The Lorax”, ‘the guardian of the forest‘, who just appeared on “Morning Joe”, only on MSNBC, just a few minutes ago. I had the pleasure of meeting Danny at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in 2004 and WE could not have asked for a better representative for what we all should cherish, the wide open spaces that provide the great forests, forests that range from sea to shining sea… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 1, 2012
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.