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 blustery, somewhat overcast day here on Cape, Osterville, to be precise, however, yesterday, was beautiful, as I was at my favorite place on the Cape, ‘the top of Hyannis Port’, home, once again, if I have not said this enough, but, really, cannot enough, to the late, great President Jack Kennedy, his beautiful wife Jackie, and all of their extraordinary family, one of which I saw on the television machine yesterday, “John Kennedy Jr.”, who spoke at length, 15 years ago with my buddy and yours, Chris Mathews, of “Hardball”, only on MSNBC airing every week night at 5, 7 p.m., EDT, where he spoke for at least ten minutes to yet another person of greatness who left before his time. I have also had the privilege of seeing Caroline Kennedy on “The Colbert Report”, where she read poetry to a man who may be Catholic, but has a difficult time translating the words Jesus himself spoke so many moons ago. John Jr. was killed in a plane crash over a decade ago in a twin prop 402 Cessna, flying in fog and rather ugly weather conditions on his way from New York to Martha’s Vineyard, although I believe they stopped in New Bedford first. As they attempted to land in the foggy airfields of Tisbury airport, the Martha’s Vineyard equivalent of Laguardia, something went terribly wrong, and we lost a great voice of reason, gentility and grace that day, not to mention his beautiful girlfriend who was also on board. I bring this up not to be morbid, rather, to demand attention to the traits we still carry (out of honor) to this day of people, like “John John” as the press liked to call him, and Princess Diana, who gave the world so much more than they asked back from it. I am humbled to be attending Saint Andrews in Hyannis Port tomorrow, for the 9 a.m. service, and invite US all to share in a humble prayer that the better angels of the politicians ‘in power’ in Washington D.C., come to realize that this is not a game, this is not the “end all be all”, this short life we live on this little blue rock we all share for the moment–a planet named ‘earth’, a planet that we often times use as a garbage can– it goes on, and, moreover, the FACT that we can all rest assured that something much more powerful than the likes of a Paul, “I told you to call me Bronco”, Ryan is at work here, as he parrots the constant talking points (#’s 501, 777, 999, among others) of ALL the other lockstep puppets who do the bidding of their corporate overlords (the ‘coming’ Plutocracy)–people like “The Brother’s Koch”, again, not to be confused with “The Brother’s Grim”, for, as I reiterate for the thousandth time, are much more frightening than any fairy tale the Grim brother’s could have written up…and far grimmer. The central argument and, more importantly, GOAL of the republican establishment is to turn the clock back to at least the early part of the 20th century, and not re-electing a man, who walks in the shadow of a man who really DID change everything, a President named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose vision of a social contract, such as Social Security, and then Medicare and Medicaid, passing in 1965 by then President Lyndon B. Johnson, cannot be ignored. For with rampant racism, hate, and fear (with tomorrow’s blog bringing an actual letter I received from the great George McGovern himself), seemingly ruling the day at present, a man, who’s letter spoke to all of that hate and subsequent hate groups that have sprung up all over this great land of ours–fueled, of course, by a radical right wing agenda that is hell bent on crumbling this country forever–yes, as all of the haters out there are assuming that tree huggin’ liberals like me and seacapecod.net will bend and break–here’s a warning, we are greater in number than you can possibly fathom in your junior high school educated minds. Let me tell you something McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, and the likes of Paul, “call me Bronco”, Ryan, this fight is far from over, and there will be a grass roots movement in this nation that will take DOWN your corrupt casinos of Wall Street, radically change the equally corrupt tax code in this country–where the likes of GE and Exxon/Mobile pay nothing in the way of taxes, corporate or otherwise, and this country will change back, or forwards, as the case will be, to a place of honor, dignity and JUSTICE for ALL, a place we recognize not so much for the color of our skins… “but for the content of our character” (credit Martin Luther King Jr.)–for we all know, the CEO’s have most of their money in Dubai, the Cayman Islands or Switzerland. WE will discover who SHOULD go to jail for borrowing money from China so that we can still give HUGE tax breaks for the wealthy, while we tell our grandparent’s they will just have to do without that life saving operation, because the procedure costs upwards of 100,000 dollars, far out of the reach of the new, as Paul, “Bronco”, Ryan calls it, “premium enhancements” (a LIE!!! really, a lousy 15,000 dollar voucher), effectively destroying promises we made to each other as a nation, a nation that is looking more savage, mean spirited and, quite frankly evil by the day. The beltway press is, for the most part, a JOKE, and your chances of finding a story worth your time reading or watching on the typical stations, such as FOX NEWS, is akin to drinking Jim Jones’ Kool Aid. If you want real reporting, go to “The Nation Magazine”, “Mother Jones Magazine”, or shows on the 8, 9, 10 p.m. time slots, EDT, all on MSNBC, such as, “The Last Word, with Lawrence O’Donnell”, “The Rachel Maddow Show”, or the toughest of them all, “The ED SHOW”, where real MEN (and women) like Ed Schultz stand up to the bullies and is not afraid to give them a bloody nose. We need DEMOCRATS to grow that spine and attack these insane proposals, that are so far out of the main stream of public opinion, such as the number 80 percent, the number of Americans who are OPPOSED to touching medicare, medicaid or Social Security. The reason why the republicans are so successful, is due to Madison Avenue ad wizards, huge amounts of money streaming in now via the shameful Citizens United case, and the evil intentions of a small group of “men” who meet in secret locations, such as my old stomping ground of Aspen, Colorado, where they ’strategize’, via, very smart members of very well funded ‘think tanks’ that have sprung up in every state in this ‘union’. Make no mistake about it folks, these people think you are not only stupid, but will also feel sorry for them, as they toot away in their 1.5 billion dollar yacht, flipping America the bird and laughing all the way to the bank. If someone tries to tell you differently, you can have them email me at any time, or better yet, I would be happy to meet one of you lard asses (I’m talking to you “Bronco!”) in a boxing ring, legal of course, and see just how “tough” you really are. I guess my Ire is up today, as I am, after all, 90 percent Irish, and miss the Kennedy family with all of my heart. There will be a great awakening, however, in this world soon, mark my words. So rejoice! the good news is this–it will favor the weak, the meek, the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, the sick, the poor, and those beautiful animals that cannot fend for themselves, not to mention the trees, flowers and plants of the wilderness at large, as we blow up one mountain at a time, in say, West Virginia, so that some schmuck from Massey Energy can get filthy rich off of other people’s backs and sometimes lives. May GOD be with the poor people who lost their lives in those horrific tornadoes that touched down all across the south, Alabama in particular, and of course, to their loved ones. Buildings and shopping malls can be rebuilt, but shattered dreams and the touch of a loved one cannot. Global warming is a very real phenomenon, and as the public slowly realizes the severity of the storms that have just happened, let us all be quite aware that more are to come, much stronger and much more dangerous, as we blindly and criminally continue to spew those green house gasses (carbon dioxide and now methane, as the permafrost begins to melt) into the atmosphere, now at an alarming rate, that coincides, directly, with the rising of the earth’s temperatures in the past ten to fifteen years. Science and numbers, unlike pundits and politicians, do not LIE. Have a wonderful Saturday folks and we’ll see you, God Willing, tomorrow. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
April 30, 2011
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