Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the gorgeous, blue skied, cool, fabled island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Tuesday morning, the 27th day of March, 2012, a day to be remembered if you live on this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age, a period in ‘the real world’, where massive glaciers covered all of New England, a place where Giant Woolly Mammoths roamed free and mankind was just in it’s infancy, growing ever towards what most refer to as ‘civilization’, hopefully with a little more CIVIL inferred within the description of what WE all aspire to live and prosper within. During this period the Polar Bear also thrived, and as you can sea above, the Centerville Polar Bear is out once again, a sure sign of Spring, as he sits at this gift shop on the way to Osterville all summer long, and if it is a sunny day like today, he might even dawn some Foster Grants, sending out a polar bear hug to passers by on foot, bike or Porsche. So come on down to the Cape and Islands for a visit, we will ‘leave the light on for ya!’… I’m sure all of the thousands of protesters on the lawn outside the Supreme Court could use a hug right about now, at this nine a.m. hour, as the highest court in the land rules on whether or not the “individual mandate”, for all Americans to purchase health insurance, is Constitutional. The benefits of the individual mandate include, but are not limited to, creating a much larger ‘risk pool’, bringing DOWN health care insurance premiums for everyone (something I can ‘assure’ you, being an ex-Marsh exec, the insurance lobby does not want to sea happen), a concept initially championed by ALL republicans in power in the early 90’s–I’m lookin’ at you, pick a republican Senator from that era, pick a card, any card, and I’ll pull a rabbit out of my hat!, but now that the radical secret Kenyan Muslim cleric President Barack Obama (an actual citizen, Christian by faith, of this ‘here United States of America), has upset the apple cart by sticking his nose in something as antiquated as ‘health care’ insurance companies in the U.S. (a.k.a., PROFIT CENTERS, with physicians truly acting as EMPLOYEES of said insurance carrier, with insurance bureaucrats making medical decisions for said HMO docs), spreading his socialism way too far by asking the sacred cows, i.e. U.S. carriers, to adhere to the new law, the AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE LAW, and not cancel people’s policies when they get sick, or not accept them at all based on a pre-existing condition. Further, allowing children up to the age of 26 to stay on their parent’s health plan (most young people today would say ‘that is a good thing’, because ‘I’ can’t buy a f$%cking job!), will keep our youth from going even deeper into debt, what with their massive student loan weight already. It is not only the right thing to do, it is, ‘at this juncture’ the shrewd POLITICAL move as well. So today, we can all rejoice that Justice, and frequent guest of Aspen’s finest night clubs, Clarence Thomas, and his wife ‘Ginny’ (the tea party activist who is paid heavily by the ‘destroy “Obamacare” at any cost crew’, a powerful Washington based lobby), will declare victory over Obama, or will they? To wit–in accordance with the principals of the LAW and common sense, and to anyone who is familiar with said U.S. law, or interested in the law–WE should all take note and SEE that Justice Thomas should most definitely have recused himself from this pivotal case, crying out in a chorus of confused melody, “are you kidding me? Is this some kind of a joke? What ever happened to the concept of CONFLICT OF INTEREST? I know that lady Justice is blind, but hey, WE are not! Yes sir, those two crazy kids will be partying up tonight, perhaps, as the John Robert’s 5-4 court wins another HALLOW victory ‘over the American people?’, striking down the only thing that makes the plan work in the first place–namely the freaking individual mandate!!! The republican party is so concerned with ‘the American tax payer’ (republican talking point #33) and ‘cost savings’, and saving those tax payers from ‘big government’ health care and ‘regulations’ that ‘are stifling business’, that they don’t sea the forest for the trees.. In reality, this is just a shell game of shifting the cost back to ‘the American people’, via condemning the 50 million or so Americans who don’t have insurance (a moral issue I would think if you are a practicing CHRISTIAN, could someone please get me a definition of said word ‘Christian’, for God’s sake man!) to the Emergency Room should they need medical care of any kind, a lose-lose proposition, for not only do they only get perhaps a few moments with a medical professional, but have no follow up by a regular doctor, thus, shifting all of the burden back onto the, again (just to drive the point home), you guessed it, drum roll please, “THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”...(credit, as always, Senator, and late night comic, Mitch McConnell, hailing from the great state of Kentucky!). The truth is, the republican party wishes to do away with Medicare, slash Medicaid (health care for poor Americans), keep the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent, destroy any and all regulations, especially financial, educational and environmental, and take that libertarian message to heart when it comes to 99 percent of living breathing people in this country, telling them in so many words, ‘you are on your own’–except, of course, when it comes to your love life, your reproductive rights and your right to VOTE, oh, but here is a slave wage “greeters” job at Walmart, part time of course…did you think we were going to offer you a benefits package? God’s continued speed for JUSTICE in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Sanford, Florida. May that grace of GOD be with his parents’ today, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who are still grieving over what could be said may be the tip of a rather ugly iceberg of racial intolerance in this nation, a scourge that must be met head on. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 27, 2012
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