Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! So good to be with you on this Monday morning, the twenty-seventh of June, 2011, an absolutely stunningly beautiful morning here in Osterville, as the sun is out with pure azure sky above, cool temperatures and no hint of any fog what so ever. A far cry from yesterday, with Dowses Beach being engulfed by a giant FOG bank coming in from Nantucket Sound, bringing visibility down on East Bay to almost O, and as I watched from atop “Faith Hill”, that giant mountain standing 17 feet above sea level, a life guard house, I listened as well, to that haunting sound of the fog horn, with water vessels slowly making their way back to shore, hopefully without incident. The town of Osterville was all a buzz yesterday, and into the evening, as fireworks could be heard well into the night, making their presence known with the familiar, boom, boom, boom–we’ll see if that resonates as far as Washington D.C. this week. Today in that town that lives in shadows more than it lives in the LIGHT, President Obama will meet with the leader of the Senate, Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell, who, after listening to him on ABC’s “This Week, with Christiane Amanpour”, made it quite clear that the republican party will not increase “taxes” on anyone, including big oil, for they most assuredly need the poor and elderly’s money, via destroying medicaid and medicare, more than WE need to stop giving them billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury in tax payer subsidies, as they continue pulling in record profits. The democrats were had in December of this past year, when they gave in on extending those Bush era tax breaks of 2001 and 2003 that helped create a big portion of this debt to begin with (shared sacrifice?), and seem to be headed back in that general direction when even thinking about putting medicare and medicaid, along with social security, ‘on the table’, when it is so clear that they are dealing with a group of individuals who are not negotiating in good faith for said, ad nauseum, the ‘American People’. These two groups, in trying to hammer out a deal before August 2, 2011, to raise the debt ceiling, or all hell will break loose on the financial markets, making the crash of 2008 look like a walk in the park, a FACT that many, if not most, Americans do not wholly grasp, for if they did, they would be up in arms over the fact that these republicans, who represent big business, are holding them hostage via those very popular social programs, and when they find out the TRUTH, the republican party, like Gene Autry, will just fade into an irrelevant sunset, never finding Grace Kelly, as she never really cared for their ‘type’ in the first place. FOX NEWS has done an outstanding job of misinforming the American public that tunes in to this kind of ’stuff’, by design of course, and thus, only 39 percent of those polled, want to raise this ‘debt ceiling’. What many fail to understand is the complicated nature of global commerce and markets, now that we live in a very connected world, and thus, if, god forbid, the U.S. does not grow up soon, and we reach and default on our obligation, the U.S. Treasury notes, once the world’s most highly rated investment, will begin to fall away, as ratings agencies like Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, will lower those ratings from an A plus to possibly as low as a B, creating a vacuum as it were of where to send the safe money, tripping up those markets aforementioned, and literally creating a fire storm that will surprise a lot of people, mostly those who created it, Republicorp, as it backfires in their faces. Well, seeing that it is still a lovely day out there, I think I have said enough for this Monday morning, and will simply say, “wish you were here”, and “come on down to Cape Cod and the islands of MV and Nantucket, ‘we’ll leave the light on for YA!’ PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
June 27, 2011
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