Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this very chilly day here on Cape Cod proper, the fourteenth day of December, 2010, a day with plenty of sun, but, with an air mass filled with the cold left over from the melting ice just to the north of us–namely the place where Santa has his workshop… I was not going to write a blog today, but after finding out about Richard Holbrooke and his passing late last night, I felt an obligation to say a few words about a dying breed of diplomats who are not in bed with global financial institutions, hell bent on taking from the poor and giving to the rich. We, must take a moment to honor a man who saved millions of lives in the once war torn area of the former Yugoslavia, as well as his efforts in Vietnam, where he was the author of the “Pentagon Papers”, eventually working his way through the matrix that IS Afghanistan…he will be missed and IS in a better place–a place that has no war, no ego, or agenda. GOD SPEED SIR KNIGHT! On a lighter note, if there is one in today’s news, is the now rhetorical and cliched republican hypocritical head rearing, said, ugly head, once again–as they had no problem passing, rather, forcing a 700 billion dollar tax break for the rich, while at the same time, abandoning their number one talking point, 911, and, moreover, the men and women who responded to that alleged “attack” on that fateful day, giving them nothing as they use that tragedy for their own political ends. It seems that the republican lock step would not GIVE roughly 500 million dollars to the families of the first responders to that tragedy, lumping them in, as John Stewart noted on last night’s “Daily Show”, only on Comedy Central, with the Mexicans, with a bill for a pathway to citizenship called the “Dream Act”, as well as the gays and lesbians with the much maligned DADT, “don’t ask don’t tell”, where service members are asked to put their lives on the line for our county, yet cannot be themselves and are asked to lie about WHO they are as human beings… Well done, REPUBLICORP! You have, once again, proved yourselves to be the biggest Ass’s in the world, ironic, no? So, on this glorious day here in Osterville, I bid you and yours a fair and fine adieu, for WE ALL KNOW, in the end, what the late, great Jimmy Stewart was saying in that classic “holiday” film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, when he looked at Mr. Potter, the scum of the earth, and said, “you’re nothing more than a screwby little spider…” Have a great day everybody and KEEP the FAITH, it is always darkest right before the DAWN. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
December 14, 2010
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