Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again sunny, cool and calm island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the 28th day of October, 2014, expecting yet another glorious Fall day here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront. Bright yellow, orange and red leaves adorn the narrow streets of this historic hamlet; temperatures in the low sixties with an abundance of blue skied sunshine…so come on down! We will, as always, leave the LIGHT on for ya!
7 days to go until we get a handle on Ebola in the U.S. (thank the Lord above for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, really, sir, first Sandy relief and now mandatory Ebola quarantines? You are a rock star sir! don’t let anyone tell you any different. And by the way, the press conference was top notch stuff Governor, top notch! If that is not leadership, geez, I don’t know what is, the whole country owes you a debt of gratitude, you truly are a GOD send sir!), I mean until the 2014 midterm elections that has everyone running around the country in a mad rush to interview all of the “qualified”, lo, amazing candidates who have ‘the best interests of the American people’ in mind.
No where is this more evident than in the great state of Kansas where incumbent Senator Pat Roberts is in a dead heat with Independent Greg Orman who has not promised to caucus with either party–at least for now. The reason Orman may win in such a red state is due to Robert’s (moreover, Governor Brownback, the Republican who just can’t say no to tax cuts, no sir Mr. Koch!) and his string problem.
You see in Kansas there is an experiment going on. Koch Industries, based in my grandma’s home state of Kansas, are, as we all know by now, very interested in politics these days. Mostly due to the fact they and others like them, want to do away with any form of regulation on their very profitable chemical company, dabbling in oil and gas. They also want to reduce taxes so they can, “shrink government down to the size where they could drown it in a bathtub” (credit Grover Norquist, spokesman/henchmen for the “Heritage Foundation”)–thereby subtly (legally and quietly) turning it from a democracy into a plutocracy (rule by the wealthy).
If you lower taxes too much, like they have in Kansas to a large degree, then you also eliminate revenue for things like education, roads, bridges, hospitals, well, you get the idea. The Koch Brothers have all but bought this one Kansas Governor plus the incumbent Senator, but have plans to buy so much more. Thus, the gold in Kansas (each brother worth 41 billion at least) should give US all pause when we go to the voting booth on November the 4th. Asking ourselves the question, if we happened to live in Kansas or any of the other six states that are make or break for the Democrats bid to hold on to the U.S. Senate this year, “…do we want puppets for plutocrats or do we want to elect people who will fight for OUR collective WILL–not the will of a few greedy people who wish to destroy our very democracy with that little letter ‘d’?”.
It really is that simple folks, and no matter what ‘ole Mitt, “corporations are people too my friend”, Romney said on the stump this week in Kansas, bad mouthing what history books will say was one of our finest U.S. Presidents, our 44th, Barack Obama, corporations do not have a soul, but people do. That’s why we voted for Barack Obama in the first place. His success based and documented on all sorts of factors. Written down in REAL history books written by REAL historians.
Yes, no matter what that old boy has to say this week, take it with a huge grain of salt. For in the end, at ‘the end of the day’, remember that this new corporate model of the once proud brand called the GOP is not out for the common man, no sir. This new fake ‘grass roots’ corporate sponsored by Viagra–a Republican group of very organized men in dark suits–is out to take over the country in many ugly ways. Attempting to privatize Social Security, eliminating the minimum wage, suppressing the vote further, attempting to destroy the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, as well as taking out all of the safety measures put in place by the Clean Water and the Clean Air Acts of the 1970’s, plus gutting the EPA–all spelling doom for the environment, as they continue to rake in record profits that trickle up, not down, to the top .001 percent who will eventually turn this country back into the colony it once was.
Only this time, the ‘King’ will reside in an industrial office park located somewhere in the heart of the great state of Kansas. A state where my roots are deep, as well as many others in this great land. A state of mind where GOLD resides not in the Grand Caymans, but in the heart of the common man or woman who only wants the best for their kids and their grand kids. A clean world with less violence, less greed, less insanity…
Have a nice day folks and remember to get your friends and family, along with yourself, to the voting booth a week from today. The coming American Oligarchy does not have to happen, VOTE!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M