Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the brilliantly blue skied, sun drenched and ever kind island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this early Monday morning, the 27th day of October, 2014, and as you can SEA above, the “Iyanough”–a fast ferry run by ‘the Steamship Authority’ from Hyannis to Nantucket and back–is just getting ready for take off, as it stealthily moves along in the dark from the inner to the outer harbor, whereupon she fires up her engines and the ‘ole cat takes off like a jet, powerfully and surprisingly smoothly cutting through Nantucket’s Sound, only to arrive at the Steamship Authority docks in less than fifty minutes…not bad for a 27 mile jaunt out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Why not come on over for a Nantucket Christmas Stroll America? There is nothing in this world like hundreds of hand decorated (by the community) Christmas trees lining the gas lamp lit cobblestone streets of the beautiful island of Nantucket in December. Walking among the brightly lit trees at night, snow gently falling on your face, carols of yesteryear hanging in the air like so many memories that flood in with you saying to yourself, “…hey Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.” A place that time truly forgot…
‘…Back here on planet earth however, what’s your name? Yes, Dorothy, please keep in mind that we are middle of the 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections, and baby don’t you forget it! Who do you think is paying your salary? Now get on that new Ebola outrage and get me something on that other new threat FOX is squawking about. We are getting our butts handed to us in the ratings by those knuckleheads and even though you hate that ‘hog farmer’ from the great state of Iowa, the crowds just love her, so try and get some interview set up, tell her your with CNN, she won’t know the difference.’
8 days to go until this country finds out what kind of Oligarchical changes will be thrust upon the “American People”. A new mandate set forth by .001 percent of “The American People”.
For when the Senate turns red, the pressure will be on to change the nation via a now rather obvious activist U.S. Supreme Court. With the majority’s main goal (as evidenced in their gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965) in 2015 and beyond to continue efforts (by this newly ‘elected’ corporate sponsored ‘not your grandfather’s GOP)’ to suppress the vote. Stifle it until minorities, the elderly, the working poor, students and other ‘ner de wells are eliminated from the roll call altogether, never being a ‘problem’ again.
Permanently cementing a plutocratic takeover of OUR democracy, with that little letter ‘d‘, a democracy, I might add, that hundreds of thousands of men died preserving. “This isn’t Russia Danny. Is this Russia?” (credit Chevy Chase in the classic 1978 film “Caddyshack”, also starring the late, greats, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield).
Don’t take any wooden nickles from FOX this week folks, although I can’t wait to go upstairs, get some coffee and turn the TV machine on to FOX & Friends! There is nothing better than eating a balanced breakfast of ‘Coco Puffs and get kooky watching Steve Ducey do his thing, oh yeah. Filling my brain with all of that mindless nonsense, a constant blind chatter with just a hint of passive aggressive brainwashing–messages, not real facts for the most part, some of that dribble bordering on the psychopathic.
All while enjoying a bowl full of fun, a GMO that is not only very colorful, but acts as chemically delicious ‘food product’ designed to fool one into believing his body is fueled with real nutrients. That combination of a bowl of ‘cereal’ and the ‘a.m. news’ program are poor substitutes for FACTS and real sustenance–the basic building blocks of a healthy life and is the right stuff our so called leaders, or wanna be leaders, SHOULD be talking about ’round this time of year. But, of course, this kind of common sense care regarding the massive majority of ‘the American People’ has nothing to do with profit, polls, pundits, priests or those politicians hollering’ at us over the airwaves 24/7…
Now does it?
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M