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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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April 20, 2011

Sea Bass II

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:41 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Great to be back with you after taking a few days off from the insanity of politics, politicians and the beltway pundits that cover them.  Well, that is not entirely true, as I watched one of my favorite ‘pudits’, a real one, who speaks for the average American worker and for the middle class with the style of a great football coach, Mr. Ed Shultz, of the venerable “ED SHOW”, airing every weeknight, save Friday, at 10 p.m., EDT, only on MSNBC.  Ed was on my other favorite ‘pundit’ show this past Friday night, that I was remiss in seeing, as I do “religiously”, please excuse the pun Bill, every Friday night on HBO, where he has the best guests, a dynamite panel every week and normally some very good artists of all stripes who weigh in, such as Ellen Page, a bright and upcoming voice, a humble, yet powerful voice that brings some semblance of reason and urgency to our very real problem of OUR environment and what is happening to it all over the world.  She spoke of the bees and the fact, as Einstein once said, if the bees go, honey bees that pollinate our food, are to disappear from the face of the earth, mankind has about four years left.  Deaf ears, from the beltway media press, offered NO coverage of a massive rally in D.C. over the week end, calling for states to begin standing up to the likes of polluter monsters like the KOCH brothers, Halliburton and yes, the big oil companies who are now going to be drilling once again in the Gulf of Mexico only one year today after the country’s, and some would argue the world’s largest oil spill in mankind’s historic love affair with oil, moreover, it’s greedy lust for the money it makes from drilling it, on our coasts, in the name of ‘domestic consumption’, when we all know that oil is placed on an international market, with that oil going to the highest bidder.  More about the Deep Horizon oil anniversary in a moment, however, I would like to say this about what ED spoke to on “Real Time, with Bill Maher”, just this past Friday.  He went head to head with former head of the GOP, Michael Steele, who tried his best insurance salesmanship on Paul Ryan’s JOKE of balancing the budget on the backs of the seniors and poor.  His plan to get rid of medicare and medicaid, by providing a “voucher” system (vouchers worth 15,000 dollars) would not pay for two months in an assisted living community, nor would it pay for a bottle of Advil, God forbid any of those seniors get sick.  This is all one aspect of the tearing down of the 1965 Medicare and Medicaid bill, signed into LAW by then President Lyndon B. Johnson, where he said, and I partially quote, “no longer will seniors be left out in the cold, wondering how they will pay for their medical care in their golden years…”  I paraphrase, but the courage it took to pass such a successful and efficient government program, aside from social security, this country has ever seen…born out of the concepts and values of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” that pulled this country out of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, only a few moons ago–is what a REAL American President DOES.  Adding to this insanity, is the tea party, which too, is a JOKE, as rallies around the country have shriveled to almost nothing in their turnouts around the nation, and yet the beltway press continues to speak of them as if they are this rapid crowd that the “tea party” republicans need to appease.  It is, again, a JOKE, and would be funny if it were not so sad.  The tea party is a ruse to get what “they” (REPUBLICORP, or “the man behind the curtain”) want–which is to lower the taxes for richest among us, their tax rates, from the already 80 year low of 35 percent, thanks to the Bush tax cuts of 2001, 2003, while bringing those rates down even further, to historic levels of 25 percent.  While we know that the real reason there is now little to no revenue coming into our federal coffers, is not due to the outrageous salaries of teachers, firemen and policemen, rather it is the sick relationship D.C. has, via the powerful corporate lobbyists who own most of these puppets on Capitol Hill, with Wall Street, where speculators are driving up the gas prices, food and other commodities, along with the unrest in the Middle East, a place we should have been to begin with where we should not have spent, (estimated by any economist worth his or her salt) the projected costs of the now two and a half wars being waged in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, where most say it will end up costing American tax payers 5-8 trillion dollars.  That one ‘mistake’ of Bush, launching into an illegal war with Iraq, became a snow ball of spending that has brought this 14.2 trillion dollar deficit to the brink of disaster, as the republican morons in Washington, like the insane bag lady Bachmann, suggests, we play with fire, by not raising the debt ceiling, that would make, in the words of Tim Geithner, the President’s chief economic advisor, the 2008 financial disaster look like a walk in the park.  For if the Standard and Poor’s ratings, as they already are starting to, lower our credit standing around the world, as most of our debt is bought in the way of U.S. Treasury bonds, the safest investment in the world, the world’s economy could fall into chaos, creating problems that I don’t believe any of us can truly predict.  This all in the name of EGO and those on Washington’s most prestigious address, Capitol Hill, and the insistence, for whatever insane reason, yes, the insistence that they pin this all on Obama, and take back the White House so that they can begin the transition from the United States of America into the United States of the Corporate Milieu–a PLUTOCRACY! Stay tuned to that one. Getting back to the Gulf coast and this under covered story of the devastation that is still so visible in that region, people like Joe Scarborough, who I must say, has become a little more in line with his own soul, say, ‘hey, the beaches, say in the Emerald Coast, where I concur are the finest beaches in the world, don’t have any oil, so, the oil must have just disappeared.’  Wrong again Joe, the oil and the dispersant Corexit 3500 that bp used, in a machiavellian kind of way, knowing that this highly toxic ‘dispersant’ would sink the real estimate of over 500 million gallons of oil that gushed into the Gulf, is now sitting at the bottom of the Gulf’s sea bed, in five inches of thick, life choking muck, for thousands of square miles, killing every living organism that begins with the smallest, one celled animals (building blocks to the food chain we ALL share) and works it’s way up to the animals that feed off of small brine shrimp and such, animals like the Whale, the Dolphin and the sea turtle, not to mention the fish, like the sea bass, that you see above you, that is food for the beautiful Brown Pelican that adorns that wonderful national treasure.  The oil and gas industry own Washington and thus, has received at least 7 new permits to drill even deeper than the Deep Water Horizon, that exploded one year ago today, killing eleven crew members and putting the fishing industry of the whole Gulf region out of business, along with the businesses that depend on those fisherman, out of commission for generations to come.  SHAME ON YOU! These monsters must be stopped, especially when you consider they are still using the SAME “blowout preventer technology” that was meant to be the ‘fail safe’ that would stop a disaster like this from happening in the first place.  An independent study by a Norwegian firm, who knows a thing or two about deep water drilling, concluded, as reported widely, not only here on seacapecod.net, but everyone else who gives a damn, these blowout ‘preventer’s work about half the time, and if the pressure, which it always does, gets too high, they don’t work at all, giving us the same result we were all horrified to witness 24/7–over one year ago on this day, the twentieth day of April, 2011. Meanwhile, in Japan, the poor people of that region need your fervent prayers in a nuclear disaster that is a 7 out of 7, on par with the then Soviet Union’s Chernobyl nuclear accident, that, if you go there, is now a ghost town, where no people live, no birds live and no living creature of any kind lives…  YOU GO REPUBLICORP! I am sure you are doing all of this for your “kids and grand-kids!” Again, GOD’S continued speed to the great people of Japan, we here at seacapecod.net are with you and yours in our prayers. Have a nice day folks and please, for God’s sakes, do not take any nickels from the likes of Paul Ryan, FOX NEWS, or a clown like Donald Duck Trump--’your fired’…    PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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