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April 22, 2011

Good Friday in Osterville

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:54 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  On a solemn day, for some, I bid you and yours and very fine and fair adieu, to you and yours always, coming to you LIVE from the sandy shores of Dowses Beach here in the little, tiny, tiny town of Osterville, Massachusetts, a mere football toss from Hyannis Port, the HOME to the thirty-fifth President of the United States, Jack Kennedy, his beautiful and wonderful wife Jackie, and their amazing family, who the more I come to understand, moreover, truly comprehend, the more I in awe I  become–for they represented what a man who died over 2000 years ago LIVED.  Putting action and protection to the words he spoke of so many moons ago–“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth, and WILL see the face of GOD”, are beginning to ring true even in this late hour of April 22, 2011, where we can still, and WILL, turn the tide of greed, hate and fear.  We face a tough battle ahead in this great land, however, and as this “eleventh” hour approaches, the ‘raising of the U.S. debt ceiling’, that is paramount in keeping our credit rating, in a now global economy, stable and remain the strongest in the world, as U.S. treasury bonds are still considered the best investment on this blue rock we all call home for the moment–earth.  Alice Rivelin, the President’s fiscal commissioner, said this on the venerable Lawrence O’Donnell’s, “The Last Word, with Lawrence O’Donnell”, airing every weeknight at 8 p.m., EDT, only on MSNBC, “No one, in their right mind (and that is a big assumption) would not vote to raise the debt ceiling…”  You have to ask yourself, if you wish, as an American, who has every right to do, ask yourself the question about the puppets who are protecting the BUSH era tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent, (really the top one tenth of the top one percent), when most individuals I know would have no problem giving more when they have so much…who are they really protecting?  “Can someone say ‘the brother’s KOCH?’ (not to be confused with the ‘brother’s Grim’)”  (credit Fred Rogers and PBS stations all over the United States of America, as well as NPR)  To answer the question posed only a few moments ago, regarding the majority of republicans wishing to increase the tax rates on the rich, Lawrence O’Donnell, Happy Easter by the way buddy, gave us ALL some very sage advice, when he uncovers the actions and words of some of the republican puppets on the Hill, “what’s up with that?”, (credit SNL)… AND ACTION! “We can’t tax the very people that we expect to re-invest in our country”, (LIE #1), create jobs (LIE #2), and the clincher, wait for it, drum roll please, “Washington has a spending problem, not a REVENUE problem…” (LIE #3 and the Republicorp’s talking point #501).  I contend, the real problem we have in Washington D.C., is our inability to tell the TRUTH, as someone once said, on this day over 2000 years ago, “you will deny me (the TRUTH) three times by the time the cock crows three times at midnight”…  Right Judas? “Hope it’s a nice coffee shop Jack!” (credit Charles Grodin and Robert De Niro and the classic film “Midnight Run”).  Yes sir, that was OUR Speaker of the House, Mr. John Boehner of, again, OUR House of Representatives, “give it up folks, he’ll be here all week at the Capitol Hill Comedy Club, here in beautiful downtown Washington D.C.–drive safe home folks and don’t forget to tip your waitresses!” When Paul Ryan, at a recent town hall meeting, “raised” yet another LIE that the ‘trickle down’, voodoo economics works, stating, “we do tax the rich”, he was shouted down and humiliated for his efforts.  A recent Washington Post/ABC poll revealed that 54 percent of republicans who make over 100,000 dollars a year or more, FAVOR raising taxes on the rich, with 68 percent of independents feeling the same way, along with 72 percent of democrats.  Paul, oh Paul, you, above all people, should know this truism better than anyone, “numbers”, unlike people, “don’t LIE.” I can’t say the same for you, even in this Holy week of Forgiveness and Redemption.  Your “Pathway to Prosperity” is not really true at all is it?  As you put grandma and grandpa out in the street, alone, with a 15,000 dollar ‘voucher’ to pay for what medicare used to cover fully, a program that was established in 1965 by a much greater man than you–President Lyndon B. Johnson–created by a much saner nation of politicians, with LBJ saying these immortal words…“no longer will the elderly have to fend for themselves in their later years, no longer will they be left out in the cold…” (I paraphrase a bit, but the statement is FACTUAL).  A better name for your plan, Mr. Ryan, is, “pathway to poverty.”  You should be ashamed of yourself and your move to make the rich corporations richer, while you pull the rug out from under the feet of those who put you here on planet earth to begin with.  “Hello, McFly?  Is this thing on?“  (credit Michael J. Fox and the classic film, “Back to the Future”).  Can someone just say puppet?  Can someone say starve the ‘beast’ (the federal government, mostly there “For the PEOPLE”), thereby creating a government that has no REVENUE and thus, can continue to spin the talking point #501 of REPUBLICORP, “Washington has a ’spending problem’, not a REVENUE problem’…??? The greatest LIE of all.  I rest my case. Have a wonderful Easter, Passover, and week end in general folks, be safe and remember to LOVE one another, for that is really our wealth…each other.  May GOD also continue to be with the good people of Japan, for they are in need of ALL of our prayers, especially this week end….. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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