Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again, sunny, spectacular, serene and mild island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday morning, the 19th day of March, 2012, a stunningly beautiful one on Cape, a good day to be alive I can tell you that, as the east coast and the Midwest will once again sea temperatures WAY above the ‘norms’ for this time of year, with hundreds of records being broken all over the country yesterday. Fahrenheit readings soared into the eighties as far north as Canada, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that ‘this man made global warming stuff’ really is a hoax after all. Well done Mr. James Inhofe, R-OK! (you maniac pilot!). Like your counterpart Grover Norquist (who has somehow convinced ALL republican law makers, via leg breaking mobsters posing as ‘lobbyists’, that raising taxes, or reforming our UNFAIR tax code is somehow contrary to the overall health of this U.S. economy, not to mention the lives of 99 percent of the real American people living in said country), you and the republican candidates for President of the United States of America, via the insane hold oil and gas companies have on said, ad nauseum, ‘the American People’ (credit, as always, Mitch McConnell, R-KY), have done quite a job pulling the wool over our fellow countrymen and women’s eyes, yes sir, congratulations indeed! You and your handlers have convinced at least half of the “adults” in this great nation that even though the temperature in Chicago today might hit 120 degrees (a real possibility in the not too far off future), it has nothing to do with this filthy, hippy, liberal theory on the world’s climate and all of OUR futures that are tied up with said climate–convincing a great many of our fellow citizens that “…hell, we might just be having some really nice weather for a change, did ya ever think of that, you fancy book learnin’, latte sippin’, subway-a-ridin’, northeastern elite media type?! Watching old Rick Santorum on ye ‘ole “Morning Joe”, the fine 6-9 a.m. talk show only on MSNBC, only a few moments ago, speak to this subject only added more fuel to the FACT these gentlemen are so far out on a limb I don’t think anyone or anything can convince them otherwise. Save Jesus Christ coming down from on high explaining how this ’science stuff’ works, tutoring old Rick as to what IS and what is only a fantasy, a fantasy residing privately in his own head. I believe the ‘not your grandpa’s GOP’ ought to consider changing it’s mascot from an Elephant to an Ostrich, for an Elephant, according to Dr. Seuss, “never forgets and is faithful one hundred and ten percent”, while the Ostrich, when confronted with REALITY, sticks his or her head in the sand, thus, effectively avoiding said confrontation or problems ‘head on’, while it presumably blames that jackass on the left for all it’s woes. You know, “the one who keeps writing these F$%cking blogs about our once proud and truly conservative party, a party that was not always in BED with the slimy oil and gas companies who are USING this country as their own personal piggy bank, emphasis on the PIGGY. The dreadful decision by then President Bill Clinton to do away with Glass-Steagall in November of 1999 is coming home to rear it’s ugly head in an indirect, but very powerful way. Glass-Steagall, of course, being the historic legislation put in place by one of our greatest President’s of all time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, after the Great Depression struck in the 1930’s. It served to divide banks into commercial and risky venture propositions (’investment banking’), keeping the casino like credit default swaps of the day (700 trillion dollars worth, all virtually UNREGULATED and in the shadows, today), out of the public backyard so to speak, thereby taking said AMERICAN PEOPLE off the hook forever–no longer caring, or manipulated into thinking it must care, about whether or not a Citibank, JPMorgan Chase or Goldman Sachs goes out of business because they are “too big to fail”. John Reed, former CEO of Citibank, resigning in 2009, appeared on the venerable new Bill Moyers AAA rated show, “Moyers & Company” (please Google PBS and your local listings, assuming, and this is a big assumption, you and your family still get PBS), over the week end, a real life banking executive who spoke this TRUTH, what has just been written, stating, “…we made a big mistake regarding the repeal of Glass-Steagall, we made lots of mistakes…”. This begs the question–as the Dodd-Frank bill, a watered down version of what was really needed (BIG kudos to Barney Frank anyway, hope you are enjoying the fine Massachusetts spring weather!), however, with the toxicity in congress, perhaps the best they could do at the ‘time’–when will the next bubble burst? Ten years or so is the common line most analysts would agree on. For this bill continues to be barraged by the 10-1 ratio of high powered lobbyists in Washington D.C. to the frightened puppet politicians on that constantly barraged (by special interests) Hill, who don’t have time to think of higher ideals as most of that time is spent raising money for their reelection campaigns, leaving little or none of that ‘time’ to actually govern or enact laws that might change things for the better for that majority of American people, American people that were duped into voting for said clown(s) via the constant brainwashing of negative ads given to US by Justice John Robert’s Supreme Court, ultimately voting against their own best interests. It is estimated that between David and Charles Koch, Karl Rove’s Crossroads/GPS, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Future Fund, among others (all thanks to that 2010 Citizens United, a ruling that now allows big multinational red flag corporations to act as human beings, unshackled to give UNLIMITED monies to the candidate of their choice, a puppet who will do their bidding, just another example how big special interests are destroying our democracy, perhaps forever…), will spend upwards of 440 million (correction from the aforementioned ‘billion’, my deepest apologies to the Obama administration) dollars on this attempted ‘republican’ coup of our democracy come November 2 of this year, leaving the nation saturated, knee deep in political horse$hit that serves no one except the winner, who will be able to do what he chooses, choosing either to bring this country forward and continue on with the recovery, or go backwards and allow corporate raiders like Mitt Romney and his buddies on Wall Street to gut all regulations, be they environmental, banking, health care… and, if you like clean drinking water, don’t forget FRACKING! (the natural gas industry’s flagship profit over people model), attacking social issues that were put to bed decades ago, all in an attempt to CONTROL this country for the .001 percent–leaving the rest of US twisting in the wind, a wind that will only get stronger as the earth’s surface temperatures rise exponentially, up, up and up, yes sir, quite out of control… “Hope it’s a wonderful coffee shop Jack” (credit once again the great, Charles Grodin as well as the indubitable Robert De Niro, in the classic 1988 film, “Midnight Run”). Hope y’all have an awesome day, keeping in mind that time heals all wounds and wounds all heals…credit the late, great John Lennon. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 19, 2012
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